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1710 



3&ecortr$ of Jfort &t George 



DIARY AND 
CONSULTATION BOOK 

OF I. TO 



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L'lilN CBJ) Bi' THE SUPERINTENDENT, GO\ KKN.M.ENT PKBSfl 



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a&ccorBS of Jf ort gbt George 



AW, 

DIARY AND 



CONSULTATION BOOK 

OF I7IO 



MADRAS 
PRINTED BY THE SUPERINTENDENT, GOVERNMENT PRESS 



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PREFATORY NOTE 



This volume contains the proceedings of the President and Council of Fort St. 
George for the year 1710, comprised in the Forty-first volume of the Series c Diary 
and Consultation Books.' 

2. The original volume has been mended and is in a good state of preservation. 

Egmoee, A. V. VENKATARAMA ATYAE, 

25th April 1929. Curator, Madras Record Office. 



RECORDS OF FORT ST. GEORGE 



DIARY AND CONSULTATION BOOK 

OF 

1710 

(VOLUME No. 41.) 

\_From January 2 to December 28.'] 

FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 1709-10 



The Consultation and Diary Book of William Fraser Bsq r . G-overn r . & 
President &c a . Council their Proceedings 8b Transactions in the 
affairs of the R*. Hon 1316 . United English East India Company 
in the Presidency of the Coast of Choromandell &c a . Begun 
Jan^. ye. 2 d . 1709-10. 

At a Consultation 

Present 

William Fraser Esq*. Govern*. & President. Monday 

William Martin. Robert Ra worth. 2 d 

Thomas Frederick. Richard Hunt. 

Edward Bulkley. William Jennings. 

Jeremiah Harrison. William Warre. 

William Eraser Esq r . Presd'. roads his ace*, of the R*. Hon ble . Coinp as . Cash the Presidts. 
for December last the Ballanee whereof is Pag s . 536 : 32 : ' aS'o. < p f h 

fa. 636 : 32. 

This day Mess rs . Raworth & Frederick ^"suant to an order of Consultation re P° rt about 
15 th . ult°. produce to us a cake of silver, taking ten rupees out of ten several] bags, the Rupees* 
indifferently being in all 100 rupees, which they declare to have been melted down 
in their own and both the Essaymasters presence, from which there was cutt off three 
severall peices to be as Essays as formerly order 11 , which three peices were 
severally seald up in Consultation, with the Companys seal & the Mint braminys. 

Ordered that William Wattley be discharg'd the Gun-room. Gunner dis- 

M r . Bulkely this day pays into the R*. Hon ble . Comp as . Cash Pag s . 377: fa 8 . 7p a g^s77 
and desires bills of Exchange for the same at 9 s & Pag a ., which amounts to 7 P d - int ° 
£169 : 14 s : 9 a payable to M rs . Elizabeth Fawkener or in her absence to M r . Tho 8 . gaveiVtf 

Woolley. Exohafor 

Generall letter to the Hon bIe . Managers read from the 23 d . to y 6 . 30 th . Para- £169 . u : 9 
graph and approved. Genii, letter 

read to ye. 

William Douglass petitions to be entertaind as a Factor to serve at the West 3 ^ Ulparagra " 
Coast, and as Surgeon there if occasion, who being a sober man and writing a good a Factor en- 
hand, agreed that he be entertaind as Factor there, M r . Frederick obliging himself * e^wV 01 
for his fidelity, untill he can give security to the R 4 . Hon ble . Comp a . in England, in Coa st 
a bond of Pag 8 . 2000. 

M r . Manning this day delivers in a paper requesting he may be allowed the M r . Manning 
Tonnage orderd him by the Hon ble . Company as one of the Supra Cargoes on the ^ owed hi * 
Kent, agreed that he be allowed the same, and that the Warehouse-keeper give an " nage 
order for receiving the same on board the Kent, not exceeding one ton. 

Discours'd whether should send the whole amount of the Madrass rupees being agreed to 
about 800000 now upon the Hallifax to Bengali, or to divide the risque, Agreed to 8end but p* 
the latter. £ 7 yV&m 

fax to Ben- 
gall. 



Records of Fort St. George 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 1709-10- 



y rde?d"to ei oe Orderd that the Gunner doe goe on board the Kent, and report to us how many 

on Board ye. bales he judges she may take in more, then already aboard. 

Kent. 

s rde er d be" Orderd that Cap'. Peacock doe gett his ship in readyness to be forthwith dis- 

sen^toFort patchd for Fort S\ David, and that the Sec 17 , doe acquaint him with this order and 

St. navid. a ^ g0 Q a pt > Hudson & Cap'. Phrip to gett their ships in a readyness to goe down with 

the Somers, if need shall require to protect her from the French. The Govern 1, . 

does again demand of the Council their severall acco" 9 . belonging to their respective 

employs, to be ready to be sent home in the packet which they all promise to doe. 

the Gunners The Gunner just now returning from on board the Kent reports to us that she 

«port. win take in atout 204 bales more. 

Warehouse- And the rains being returnd upon us contrary to the season of the year, which 

what white 7 nas very much hinderd the curing the cloth in the Washers hands, they having 
goods he can now upwards of 12000 p s . of all sorts and the time drawing nigh to the day Capt 
may he e df 6 - nt Harrison has prefix'd for bis departure hence laden or unladen, which has brought 
patohd full us to consider how to dispatch the Kent full laden in due time, by which we are 
laden. forc'd to make a vertue of necessity. Wherefore it is agreed and orderd that the 

Warehousekeep r . doe endeavour to procure as many white goods as he can that are 

fitt for Europe. 
Betteeias Colloway & Vincatty Chitty having a parcell of 40 & 50 Cov d . Petteelas reinain- 

t aken d in as e 1D g 0I trje °^ Contract, agreed the same be taken in at the price of N°. 3 and that 
No. 3 & an all the brown cloth now in the Godowns be forthwith embaled, all which hope will 
olothtobe fill up the Kent. 

embald. 

Pags. iooo M r . Robert Raworth Warehousekeep r . pays into the R*. Honourable Companys 

warehouse- 6 Cash Pag 8 , one thousand on account Goods sold. 

keepr. 

Pags. 1500 Orderd that one thousand five hundred Pagodas be advancd M r . Richard Hunt 

rlymarter^ Paymaster to defray Charges Garrison. 

Will. Fraser 

W. Martin. 

r0b\ ra worth. 

Tho. Freberick. 

Rice d . Hunt. 

Pdw D . BULKLEY. 

W M . Jennings. 
J. Harrison. 
William Wabre. 
To the Hos EtE . the Govkrn\ &c\ Council 
of Fori S\ Geor&e. 

Hon ble . S r . &c a . 

Fort S t . George Jan st . 5 th . 1709-10. 

Thirty days being now elaps'd, since I made a legall dem d . of my lading as 
prescribd in Charterparty I now acquaint yo r . Hcn r . &c a . that I am ready to sail, 
& find myself obligd to proceed without loss of time. 

To r . Hon 8 . &c a . 
most humble Serv'. 
Edw d . Harrison. 
To Cap 1 . Ebward Harrison 

Fort S t . George Jan kt . 5 th . 1709-]0. 

S r . 

In answer to yo rs of this days date we say you are not unsensible of the many 

disapointments we have mett with "by reason of the unseasonable rains, that has returnd 

upon us which has hinderd yo r . dispatch, before yo r . thirty days were expird, We 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1710 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 1709-10- 



having so fair a prospect of filling you up in a few days, that desire you will stay 
that time which will be highly for our hon ble . Masters service, We are 

S r . 
Yo r . hum ble . Serv' 9 . 
Will : Fraser. 
Will : Martin. 
Rob t Raworth. 
Tho s . Fredkriok. 
Rich d . Hunt. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 
Will". Jennings. 
Jer. Harrison. 
Will". Warre. 
Dispatch'd a gen 11 , letter to Fort 8'. David of this days date. 8th. 



At a Consultation 



Present 

William Fraser Es,q, k 
William Martin. 
Thomas Frederick. 
Edward Bulkley. 
Jeremiah Harrison. 



Govern". & Presid t . 
Robert Raworth. 
Kichard Hunt. 
William Jennings. 
William Warrf. 



Monday 

9 th . 



Frederick Sea Customer, pays into the R'. Hon ble . Comp as . Cash 
Pag 8 . 2000 on acco". Sea Customs, in part of what due on a former ballanee 

Generall letter from the Dep ty . Govern r . & Council at Fort S'. David dated the 
3 d . ins 1 , now read, the' purport of which is, that they have drawn a bill of Excha on 
us for Pag s . 600, payable to Mess rS . Bridges & Faunce Agreed the Same be paid 
when due. 

Generall letter, to the Hon ble . Managers from the 30 th . to the 60 th . Paragraph, 
read and appro v'd. 

Upon M r . Harrisons & M r . Ettrickes going to the West Coast their employs will 
be Vacant at the Sea-gate, to fill which 'tis agreed that Joseph Smart be Provision 11 . 
Receiver and Ferdinando Coningesby under Searcher, it is also agreed that Thomas 
Cooke be Writer at the Sea gate, & Josiah Cooke under the Land Customer. 

M r . Raworth Warehousekeep r . pays into the R'. Hon blB . Comp as . Cash Pa. 
14000 on acco M . goods sold. 

Mess". Raworth & Frederick read their acco". of the present for King Shaalem, 
by which it does appear there is due to them on the ballanee Pag 8 . 6770 17 fa . 2 ca , 
Orderd that the Accop" doe examine and report the Same, and that it be pay'd 
Accordingly. 

This morning were summoned Cap'. Harrison, Cap 1 . Phrip, & Cap'. Peacock 
who now appear'd before us to consider of the ways and means by which Cap'. 
Harrison (now full laden) may best escape the French, as supposeing the ships that 
appear'd in the offing the 7 th . inst'. may be them, and the Govern 1 ', having kept a Spye 
at Pondichery for these 15 days last past from whom he expects immediate advices 
if arrivd there, which probably we may have some time to-morrow, Upon the whole 
it is resolved that the Kent be detaind untill we have advices whether they are the 
French ships or not. 

Michael Crofts y e . Trumpeter petitions to be discbarg'd, and that he may goe 
home on the Kent. Agreed the same be granted. 



. — aoot. 
Sea Customs. 
Letter from 
Fort St. 
David read , 
advising their 
drawing a bill 
on us for 600 
Rags. 

Genii, letter 
to ye 

Managers 
read to ye. 
60th. para. 

Alterations of 
yor. servts. 
employs here 



Pags. 14000 
pd. in by ye 
Warehouse- 
keep'. 

Pags 6770 : 
17 fas : 2ca. 
ord d to be pd 
aooot. ye 
prea t . 



Resolv'd that 
the Kent be 
detaind till 
we have 
advices 
whether 
those were 
the Frenc 
ships that 
pass'd by 
7th instt. 



ye. Trum 
peter die> 



Records of Fort St. George 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 1700-10- 



to°be S ]aden'on Order'd that the Warehousekeeper doe lade on board the Somers, what goods 

ye. Some™ are, or shall be gott ready before she be dispatchd for Fort S\ David. 

ye^Nabob 01 " This day ree d . a Perwanna from Nabob Dowed Cawne & a Seerpovf to the 

oonfirming y e Govern 1 ', by our own people that went with the present to him, which was very 

villages. acceptable upon which he has again confirmed to us the 5 new Villages and orderd 

Sheik & Yeavellapa not to molest us, he has also given us a peice of ground about 

40 Acres at the Mount, to build a, house and plant a garden, and has wrote to the 

Officers at S 1 . Tboma about it. 

Will : Fraser. 

W. Martin, 

JRob t . .Raworth. 

Tho : Frederick. 

Bioh d . Hunt. 

Edw d . Bulklev. 

W M . Jennings. 

J Barrison, 

William Warre. 

Ship Charlton Cap*. Boddam Comand 1 '. arrivd in this road from Batavia. 
Ship Freindship arrivd in this road from Pegue. 
10 Tn - This evening the Council mett and signd the Generall letter & Cap'. Harrisons 

dispatch. 

To Cap t . Eustace Peacock 

Command", of Ship Somees. 

You are hereby order'd forthwith to repair on board yo r . ship, and with the first 
opportunity of wind and weather, weigh anchor, sett sail, and make the best of vo r . 
way, for your most speedy attaining the port of Fort S*. David, where you "are 
to follow all such orders as you shall from time to time receive either from us, or the 
Dep ty . Govern 1, . & Council there. 

The Frederick is to keep you Company whom we also now send to Fort S\ David 
and for the better securing you from the French ships we suppose to be no-v at 
Pondichery have orderd thirty soldiers on each ship. 

The Ship Kent being full laden and dispatch'd for Europe, you are to keep her 
Company as farr as in yo 1 '. way lyes, & Cap 4 . Harrison, yo r . self & Cap*. Phrip shall 
judge for the better securing yourselves against y e . enemy We wish you a good 
Voyage and date this in Fort S\ George this 11th day of January 1709/10. 

Will : Fraser. 
Will : Martin. 
Bobt Baworth. 
Thom s . Frederick. 
Bich d . Hunt. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 
Will : Jennings. 
Jer : Harrison. 
William Warre. 

To Cart. Bichahd PHRir 

Comand*. of Ship Frederick. 

You are hereby orderd forthwith [to repair on board yo r . ship, and with the first 
opportunity of wind & weather, weigh yo 1 '. anchor, sett sail, and make the best 
of vo r . way for yo r . most speedy attaining the port of Fort S'. David, where you are 
to follow all such orders as you shall from time to time receive either from us or the 
Dep ty . Govern 1 '. & Council there. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1710 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 1709-10- 



Tou are to keep Company with the Somers whom we also now send to Fort S', 
David, and for the better securing you from the French ships, we suppose to be now 
at Pondichery, have orderd thirty soldiers on each ship. The ship Kent being full 
laden and dispatoh'd for Europe you are to keep her Company as farr as in yo r . way 
lyes, & Cap*. Harrison, Cap*. Peacock and yo r . self, shall judge for the better secur- 
ing your selves against y e . French "We wish you a good Yoyage and date this in 
Fort S\ George this 11th day of Jan 1 *. 1709-10. 

Will : Fraser. 
Will: Martin. 
Rob t . Raworth. 
Tho" . Frederick. 
Rich d . Hunt. 
Kdw d . Bdlkley. 
Will : Jennings. 
Jer. Harrison. 
William Warre. 

To Capt. Eustace Peacock 

Comand". of ship Somers. 

Fort S t . George 

Jan et . 11 th 1709-10. 

We now send you 21 Soldiers commanded by Richard Hill, & also five of the 
Gunroom crew, who are to obey yo 1 . orders in defence of your ship in case you meet 
with an enemy. 

Will : Fraser. 
Will: Martin. 
Rob t . Raworth. 
Tho s . Frederick. 
Rich d . Hunt. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 
Will : Jennings. 
Jer. Harrison. 
Will : Warre. 

To Cap t . Richard Phrip 

Comand\ oe ship Frederick. 

Fort S'. George 

Jan et . 11 th 1709-10. 

We now send you 24 Soldiers commanded by Christopher Fanning and also five 
of the Gunroom Crew who are to obey yo r . orders in defence of your ship in case you 
meet with an enemy. 

Will : Fraser. 
Will: Martin. 
Rob t . Raworth. 
Tho s . Frederick. 
Rioh d . Hunt. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 
Will: Jennings. 
Jer. Harrison. 
William Warre. 



Record* oj Fort St. George 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 1709-10- 



To Eichard Hill 

Fort S 1 '. George 
Jan ey . 11 th 1709-10. 
You are hereby commanded to goe on board ship Somers with 24 soldiers well 
equip 'd, and follow Cap 1 . Eustace Peacock's orders in defence of his ship. 

Will : Fraser. 
"Will : Martin. 
Bob t . Ea WORTH. 
Thom s . Frederick. 
Bich d . Hunt. 

El>W D . BrjLKLEY. 

Jer. Harrison. 
Will : Warke. 
Will : Jennings. 
To Christopher Tanning 

Port S r . George 

Jan"\ 11 th 1709-10. 
You are hereby commanded to goe on board ship Prederick with 24 Soldiers well 
equipd and follow Cap*. Eichard Phrips orders in defence of his Ship. 

Will : Phaser. 
Will: Martin. 
Eob 1 . Ea WORTH. 

Tho s . Prederick. 
Eioh d . Hunt. 

El)W D . BnLKLEY. 

Will : Jennings. 
Jer. Harrison. 
William Warre. 

_q th . This morning went off Cap 4 . Harrison Comand r . of the Kent, who saild about 7 

in the evening for England. 
12 th . Yesterday went off Cap*. Peacock Comand r . oH the Somers & Cap 4 . Phrip 

Comand 1 '. of the Frederick who saild this morning for Fort S\ David. 
_ Dispatch'd a Generall letter of yesterdays date to the Dep ty . Govern 1 '. & Council 

at Port S\ David. 
_ Ship Mary Cap'. Oldham Comand 1 ', saild out of this road for Banjarr. 

_ M 1 '. Eobert Glessell this day arriv'd who was Supra Cargoe on a Country ship 

called the Good Luck but was unfortunately cast away on the [E']erly Islands of the 
Nice obars and gott thence to Junck Ceylone the 12 th . November, the next day 
arriv'd there the French ships (who had lost their passage to Mergee) where they 
careen'd and fitted, they took a small Vessell belonging to Cap 1 . Alexander Hamilton 
in the Latitude of 14 d . 4 m . to the W'ward of the Andemans, who parted Company 
with the Westmoreland bound for the West Coast from Bengali the day before. 



At a Consultation 
Present 
William Fraser Esq,". Govern". & President. 
Yq^~ William Martin. Eobert Eaworth. 

D r7.-.L ; -i ' Thomas- Frederick. Eichard Hunt. 

Edward Bulkley. William Jennings. 

Jeremiah Harrison. William Warre. 

The French ships being arrivd at Pondichery Orderd therefore that the Ware- 



[12™] 



broadcloth 
& 



ordci. to be housekeeper doe load on board the Halhfax, five hundred thousand Eupees and four 

laden — ■" ......... 

Hallif 
Beng 11 



HaiHf a" fo? hundred bales of broad cloth. 



Diary and Consultation Bonk, 1710 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 1709-10- 



M r . Benjamin Chitty not having his health here petitions that he may be per- Mr. cutty 
mitted to serve the R\ Hon hle . Comp ;,s . in Bengali, agreed the same be granted and goeTo 
that his Petition be enterd after this Consultation. Bengali. 

Padres Don John Milton & Don Simon di Costa both of the Thealiue order Padr e di 
petition to be restored to the churches at Cuddalore & Tevenapatam and in consider- to°offieiate in 
ation that their order having supply'd the West Coast with Padre's for this last ?"■ OJmrehat 
six or seven years, when noue of the Portugueze Padres could be prevaihi 
with to goe to those parts, and the Padre present Incumbent being a person of none 
of the best morals, Agreed the same be granted under the Limitations as shall be 
express'd in the Licence to be given Don Simon di Costa. 

Generall letter from the Dep ty . Govern 1 ". & Council of Fort S b . David now read Bin of 
advising they have drawn a bill of Exchange on us for Pan 8 . 6,000 Agreed the Bxohafor 
same be accepted when presented, and be paid when become due. from' Fort 8t. 

David. 
Agreed to be 

pi. 

Lewis Melique an inhabitant of this place presents a Petition setting forth the c °J ah Safl fir 
abuses and insolencys of Cojah Saffur an Armenian, also an inhabitant here, who eonfind & 
hath for some years past lived at S'. Thomas's Great Mount, where he hath im- wh y- 
pudently assum'd a power to himselfe as if he was Hovildar there, in so much that 
in a Controversy between the said Lewis Melique & Antonio Soares about a peice 
of ground the said Saffur concernd himself so farr, tho' not belonging to him that he 
threatend to beat the said Lewis Melique and send him a prisoner to the Catwall of 
S\ Thoma which he had certainly done had not the said Lewis Melique made his 
escape. 

On which the Govern r . sent for the said Saffur yesterday, who appeard before 
us this day, and the matter being putt close to him, did stiffly deny everything, 
notwithstanding the evidence that was brought against him, and it being well known 
that the said Saffur has been an insolent troublesome fellow to all the .English in 
Generall who have resorted to the Mount for their health, of which there has been 
several instances too many to be innumerated here. 

And that there is cause to believe that the said Cojah Saffur with others of 
his Nation intend to associate and form themselves into a Factory at the Mount, and 
make S' Thoma their port, as appears by their having in the late Govern r . Pitt's 
time, bought and built several! houses there, which they ought not to have done 
without leave of the Govern'. & Council, and that they intended to build a Gate at 
the end of the Lane and stop up all avenues, from all others having any entrance 
there but themselves, to prevent which growing evil, it's thought expedient to pull 
up that insolent weed of ill humour by the root. 

Agreed and orderd that the said Cojah Saffur be confin'd to the Fort untill he 
give security of Pag s 5000 for his forthcoming and good behaviour for the future, 
for which none of his own Nation would engage for him, and therefore was com- 
mitted. 

Antonio Soares De Algaveria an ancient inhabitant of this place, this day preferr'd p °^* eze 
a petition of complaint against Lewis Melique about a peice of ground at the Mount referr'd to 
of 24 fas - purchase, the decision of which is referr'd to the Justices of the Choultry. f e t h e u8tioe8 

Choultry. 

Orderd that Pag* 1000 be advanced Mr. Hunt Paymaster to defray charges JJJ^Jfj e 

Garrison. advancdye, 

Paymaatr. 

Generall letters, from the Cheif & Council of Yizagapat m . & from M r . Noden at ^ a |*P a * ■ 
Metchlepatam, the former dated the 14 th , the latter v e . 31 st . Decemb r . now read pat™, gen" 

WlI.L I FBASER. letters reai. 

W. Martin. 
Tho: Frederick. 
Rich". Hunt. 
Edw 11 . Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
J. Harrison. 
William Warrb. 



Records of Fort St. George 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 1700-10- 



To the Hon b1e William Eraser Esq,'. 

President for thk Affairs of the E r . Hon ble . United East India Company 

ON THK CoAfeT OF ChoROMANPELL & GOVERN*. OF FoRT S T . Gl'.ORGE &c\ 

Council. 
May it please yo e . Hon 11 . &c\ 

The humrle petition of Benjamin Chittv. 
Humbly Sheweth. 

That yo 1 '. Petition 1 ' since his arrivall here not finding the place to agree with 
his Constitution and having an opportunity at this time of going to Bengal], where 
he hopes he may be of the same service to the Hon ble Company, humbly desires 
that yo 1 '. Hon r . &c a . would be pleas'd to pennitt to goe down there on ship Hallifax, 
and yo 1 '. Petition 1 ', as in Duty bound shall ever pray &c a . 

To thk Hon b ". William Eraser Esq/. 

Presid 1 . for Affairs of the R t . Hon b,e . United East India Comp\ & 

GOVERN*. OF EoRT S 1 '. GEORGE &C a . COUNCIL. 

We humbly intreat yo r . Hon r . &c a . Council to call to mind with how great 
readyness & fidelity the Missionarvs of the Theatine order have had the honour to 
serve the R* Hon ble . East India Company for sixteen years last past, our first Vicar 
of Cuddalore Den John Clarici dyed there, and by his behaviour, gave such a 
generall satisfaction that Don William della Valie was by a Patent immediately 
appointed his Successor (in Guvern r . Higginson's time) & tho' by misfortunes not 
unknown to yo 1 '. Hon r . &c a . Council, we have been dispossess'd of the Churches for 
several! years, yet our zeal has been ever the same to serve you, for when we came 
to Maclrass eight years agoe, his Hon r . Pitt had sent to the Bishop of S 4 . Thoma with 
large offers of gratitude to oblige any of the Clergy to goe for the Company's service 
to Bencoolen, but none would accept of it, that place lying under ho bad a Character, 
as to terrifye all others from accepting the advantagious offers his Hon r . Pitt was 
pleas'd publickly to annex to that employment, however being animated with the 
same principle we. ever profess'd, in that conjuncture of necessity we offerd his Hon r . 
Pitt to send Don Joseph Martelli there, notwithstanding he was designed for another 
mission, upon which his Hon r . promisd the Churches of Cuddalore and Tevenapatam 
to our Order, the Year following Govern 1 '. Watts sent for another of our order for 
Bantall, upon which advice we sent suddenly for Don Michaell Castelli who is now 
actually there, and since the death of Don Joseph Martelli he writes us continually 
for a Companion to supply his place, the which we have acquainted our Superiour 
with, and expect Missionarys in May next, Now in Consideration of our earnest 
endeavours to serve the R*. Hon ble . East India Company, and the great expences we 
have been at, in sending to Goa for Missionarys for Bencoolen, We humbly beg of 
yo 1 '. Hon 1 '. &c\ Councils goodness, & Justice to re Establish our order in the Churches 
of Cuddalore & Tevenapatam that so we may have some subsistance to live upon the 
better to employ ourselves on all occasions to merit yo 1 '. Hon 1 ' &c a . Councils favour as 

Hon ble . S r . 
Yo r . Hon' 8 , most humble & Obed*. Serv ts . 
Don John Baf\ Milton C. R. 
Don Simon di Costa C. R. 

13. Dispatched a Generall letter to Pullicat. 

16. Dispatched a Generall letter of this days date to the Dep ty . Govern r . & 

Council of Fort S'. David. 

Received a Generall letter from the Generall & Council at Bombay dated the 

7 th September. 
_ This day M 1 '. Henry Davenport become Security for Cojah Saffur, upon which 

ho was releas'd. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1710 



—FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY: 1709-10 

At a Consultation 

Present 

William Feasee Esg r . Goveen r . & Peesident. 

William Martin. Bubkrt Raworth. i££ 4Y 

Thomas Fekdeeick Eichaed Hunt. 

EdWAED BULKLEY. WlLLIAM JENNINGS, 

Jeeemiah Harrison. William Warre. 



17i 

[16th] 



Eeeeivd and read a Generall letter from the Dep ty . Govern 1 '. &e a . Council of Fort st. 
Port 8*. David dated the 14 th . inst'. advising the arrival] of the Somers & Frederick q enii d letter 
and after our depending so much upon their goods, they send us the pityfull acco 6 . read.' 
of 569 bales imbaled, and about the quantity of 400 bales in the Washers hands, Tt housekeeper 
is therefore Agreed and Orderd that the Warehousekeep r . sends all the bales in the o.derdto 
Godowns both white and brown that now are, or can be gott ready in time, on boats thithe^ 168 
to Fort S*. David towards the loading the Somers with Gentue marks on the reverse 
side of the bales, the enemys ships being now at Pondichery. 

This day Mess 1 ' 8 . Henry Davenport & Edward Fleetwood appeard before us and J™f e 08 f ^J 8 
proposd the freighting ship Hallifax for China, and upon debate of the terms and freighting the 
conditions of said Voyage, as to the freight, and point of time when she should be china!"* 
oblig'd to return thence, as also our having seriously Consider'd the Severn 11 Para- 
graphs of the Hon ble . Managers letter, relating to the great demorage arising to the 
ships detained in the Country, compared with the freight they earn in being lett 
out on Voyages here, but it is likewise considerd that the freight receivd here, is 
improved so much more as the Sea Customs & Coinage here, to be invested in goods 
proper for Europe. 

Upon the whole it is resolv'd that the said ship be lett the aforesaid Gentlemen, Agreed B he 
for Pag s . 8C00 (which is a thousand Pag s . more then the Kent was contracted tor) soooPags. 
conditionally she return in due time from Bengali, to proceed on said Voyage. 

There beiiig three Manilha ships suddenly expected here when it's beleivd f u 7 ero ] r 1 ? d - 
that silver will fall to seventeen Dollars for ten Pagodas, It's therefore Agreed and m Don™! 1 ^ 
orderd that what silver can be soared, be sold., but not cheaper then 16£ Dollars 10Pa s 9&the 

- , _ ' r a reasons why. 

for ten Pag\ 

Will : Fraske. 
W. Maetin. 
Tho : Feejieeick. 
Rjoh d Bent. 
Edw d . Btjlklhy. 
W M . Jennings. 
J, Haerison. 
William Waeee. 

By a letter from the Chief at Anjengo to the late Presid'. Addison dated 17 
the 18 th . Der'em br . last, have advices that the Tankerville & New George passed by 
that place the 27 th . October, the Loyall Bliss who had been up as high as Carwarr, 
saild thence the 19 th Novem br . f >r Bengali, the Abingdon the 9 th . & the Carleton the 
13 th . Decemb . for Surat & Bombay. 

Sail'd the Hallifax & Concord for Bengali by the former of which Dispateh'd 18 
a Generall letter to the Council for the United Affairs there. 

Dispateh'd a Generall letter to Fort 8*. David. 19 

Ship S' Johannes [lacuna'' belonging to the Dane* arriv'd here from Bengali, 
by whom its reported they are in troubles there. 

This evening the Council mett and signed the generall letter &c\ papers for 23 
the dispatch of tne Somers. 
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-FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 1709-10- 



Also a generall letter to the Dep ty . Govern'. & Council of Fort S\ David to 
whom sent a packet to goe by the Somers & wrote M r . Raworth there of the same 
date. 

24 Received a Generall letter from the Dep ty . Govern 1 . & Council of Fort S t . 

David dated the 21 st . inst*. 

— Dispatched a Generall letter to Fort S t . David. 

26 Ship Charlton Richard Griffin Master "saild for the Coast of Malabar. 

27 Danes ship saild for Trineombarr. 



At a Consultation 
Present 
Monday William Feaser Esq*. Gov ken a . & Peesid t . 

30 IH William Maetin. [Lacuna~\. 

Thomas Fbepeeiok. Riohaed Hunt. 

Edwaed Buikley. William Jennings . 

Jeeemiah Haerison. William Waeee. 
Me. Ra worth at Fort St. David. 

MintAooott. William Fraser Esq r . Mintmaster reads his Mint Acco . for the months of 

read for November & December last and pays into the R'. Hon ble . Conn)* 8 - cash Pag 8 . 77 : 

Novembr. & _ , „ x - \. J - .__, . , JP » 

Deoemt*. & 7-acco\ coynage of gold and dehverd the Warehougekeeper Rup s . 61 : 8 a , aceo t . 
fnto cash b P y" coynage of silver. 

ye. Mint 
mastr. & 
Rups. 61 : 8 
deW. ye. 
Warehouse- 
teepr. 

Essay Mastrs. The Essay masters produce apiece of gold of ten Pag a w t . taken off Ingot 

in P g °oi No* 88 N °- 33 in a chest mark ' d C ree ' d & the Heathcote Invoic'd 8£ gr. better then standard, 
■ a chpst but found to be here but § gr. better the Essay masters report is as enterd after 



lark 



t ^ te this Consultation, which they omitted to deliver in before, that could not be sent f* 



ye fJeatheote 

but^gr. Kent or Somer 



Sea custom Mr. Thomas Frederick present Sea Customer in the absence of Mr. Raworthlate 

N°oT r f raad Sea Customer reads the aeco*. Sea Customs for November last Viz'. 

Custom on goods imported \.„ ... ... Pags. 1491 : 32: 40 

Sea Custom Mr. Frederick Sea Customer reads his acco b . Sea Customes for December last 

Aoot. for -y. t 

Deer. read. ¥ lL • 

Custoai on goods imported and exported ... rags. 713 : 7:40 

D°. ongrain ... ... ... ... 216: 17:44 

929: 25: 4 



Paymrs. Mr. Hunt Paymaster reads his Paymasters acco'. for Decemb r . last. Viz*. 



aooot for 
Deor. read. 



Charges Garrison ... ... ... ... Pag s . 1378; 7 

Dyet & Stores bought in ... ... ... ... 601: 17 

Charges Generall 

Fortifications & Repairs 

Charges Cattle ... ... „■> 

Charges Extraordinary 
Charges in Brass Ordinance ... 



389: 7 

208: 21 

25; 21 

208: 32 

5: 33 

Pag 9 . 2817 



Diary and Consultation Hook, 1710 



11 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 1709-10 

M 1 '. Hunt Land Customer reads his acco'. Land Customs for November last Land 

CustomrB. 



Viz' 



Choultry Customs 
Rubye brokers 
Town brokers 
Registering slaves 



Mr. Bulkley Land Customer 
December Viz'. 

Choultry Customs ... 

Eubye brokers 

Town Brokers 

Fines 

Eegistring Slaves ... 



Pags 



18: 


24 


7 


aoct. for 
Novr . lead 


38 


20 


15 




45: 


11 


65 




4 


16 


— 





bis Land Customers acco'. for the month of Land 

Customrs. 
aooot for 
Deor. read. 



Pag 9 . 178 
19 



Pag s - 217: 23: 75 



Mr. William Jennings Storekeep 1 '. reads his 8torekeep rs . acco". for Dec r . last. 

Generall letter from the Dep ty . Govern 1, . &o a , Council at Fort St. David, dated 
the 21 st . inst . now read, advising they have drawn a bill of Excha. on us for Pag 8 . 
3000 payable to Sunca Eama, Agreed the same be accepted when presented and paid 
when become due. 

Generall letter from the Chief & Council of Vizagapatam, dated the 9 th . inst'. 
rec d . the 28 th . now read advising they have sent on the Eiseing Sun Smack 136 bales 
of goods. 

Orderd that the Warehousekeeper unload the bales from on board the Eising 
Sun Smack, and send all the brown goods to the "Washers. 

Petition of Cojah Awannes read complaining against Somona an inhabitant of 
Ganjam for a debt of 1600 Eup s ., and desires his boats & effects may be attach'd, 
but on consideration that a great quantity of grain comes from thence yearly, which 
is a great supply to this place, it is therefore Agreed that the President doe write a 
letter to the Govern", of Ganjam, and acquaint him of this demand, and in case he 
does not take care to have justice done the said Armenian that he will permitt the 
boats and effects of the aforesaid Somana to be attach'd & sold for satisfaction of 
the debt. 

Gruapa &c a . Arrack farmers pay into the R*. Hon bIe . Comp as . Cash on that 
Account Pag 8 . 316: 24. 

Charles Boddam Master of the Charlton produces a bill of Exchange drawn by 
Charles Hopkins Master of the Hon bIe . Comp as . ship President who wanted necessarys 
on his arrivall at Batavia, for Pag 8 . 160, Agreed the same be paid accordingly. 

Petition of Henry Griffith read, Orderd his Credit 18 , be summond to attend this 
board next Consultation day. 



Storekeeprs. 
aooot for 
Deor. read. 
Genii, letter 
from Ft. St. 
David read 
ino!osing till 
Pas. 3000 
payable to 
Sunca Rama. 

Genii. Letter 
from Vizaga- 
pm. read, ■#■ 
Rising sun 
Smaofe with 
136 bales. 

& 
the unloading 
of them 
orderd. 

Petition of 
Coja Awan- 
nes read for 



Ganjam 



Pa. 316 : 21 
pd. into Cash 
by the Arraok 
farmrs. 
bill of Exoha 
drawn by the 
Mastr of 
ship Presidt. 
orderd to be 
paid. 

Petition of 
Henry 
Griffith read 
& his Cred«. 
sumond. 



Orderd that Antonio Peerow, Augustin Rosairo, & Domingo Leonj 
entertaind as Soldiers in this Garrison. 



be 



12 



Records of Fort St. George 



Mrs. Luoy 
WiMhoortes 
petition read 
2000 Pags. 
rA in by ye. 
Sea Customr. 
in pt. of a 
fornii-. 
balance, 
Pags. 11100 
ord*. ye. 
Paymr. 



30 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 1709-10 — 

Petition of M rs . Lucy Williboorte read, the consideration of which is referrd 
untill another Opportunity. 

Mr. Thomas Frederick Sea Customer pays into the R r . Hon ble . Comp a9 . Cash, 
Pag 8 . 2000 acco*. Sea Customs, in part for what due on a former ballance. 



Orderd that One 
Charges Garrison. 



thousand Pag s . be advanc'd M r . Hunt Paymaster to defray 



Will : Phaser. 
W. Martin. 
Tho : Frederick, 
Eich e . Hunt. 
Edw d . Bulklp.y. 
W M . Jennings. 
J. Harrison. 
William Warre. 
chest of Gold N°. C rec d . f- the Heathcote is 
we find the same to be no more then | grain better 



Whereas Ingot No. 33 in 
invoicd better then standard 3^ 61 ' 
then Standard, Fort St. George Jan ry . 23 d . 1709/10. 



Sloop Rising Sun belonging to the R fc 
Vlzagapatam. 



Fra ; Cooke. 
John Cooke. 
Comp a . arrivd in this road from 



At a Consultation Extraordinary 



Present 



Tuesday 
81. 



Letter from 
Fort St. 
David read, 
advising the 
Somere being 
full laden but 



f ears & appre- 
hensions from 
the French. 



Propositions 
to avoid the 
French. 



Gov E . & Presid t . 
[Lacuna^. 
[ Lacuna]. 

William Jennings. 
William Warre. 



William Fraser Esq e 

William Martin. 

Thomas Frederick. 

Edward Bulkley. 

Jeremiah Harrison. 

Mr. Raworih at lort St. David. 
Mr. Hunt absent. 
This morning rec d . a generall letter from the Dep ty . Govern r . & Council at Fort 
S'. David, dated 28 th . inst' ; and another from M r . R a worth, as also a particular letter 
from Cap'. Peacock to the President, which said Letter having read he found matter 
enough contained therein to summon the Council to meet immediately, when being 
all mett, their Generall letter was read, as was likewise M r . Raworth's directed to us, 
all which letters were of the same date and to the same purport, advising the ship 
Somcrs to have been full laden that day, they likewise advise of their great fears, and 
apprehensions they have of the St. Male's ships at Pondichery, of their having some 
ill design in agitation against the Vomers for which reason they think it not advise- 
able to dispatch her th6 full laden, and therefore doe earnestly desire our orders and 
directions in that matter, which said letters are enterd in our Copv book of letters 
red*. N°. Hi 16 & 17. 

The President propounding to the Council what they thought might be the best 
ways and means to be used to prevent the Somers being in danger of the French, 
upoii the whole we come to this following resolution that a letter should be devisd 
as frtm Bengali advising the great troubles the English were in there, by reason of 
tie Country government stopping their goods from coming down the river, which 
occaeiond a warm skirmish in which a great many Moors were kiU'd and some English, 
and that the Council there thought the Companys affairs in great danger, and forth- 
with desired our utmost assistance, as also te write the Dep ty . Govern r . &c a . Council 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1710 13 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 1709-10- 



(and send them copy of said devised letter) for to send for Cap*. Peacock & endeavour 
to agree with him on further time according to a new Chavterparty, that he might be 
unladen and sent to Bengali, with the intent that the same might be industriously 
diffused and spread abroad, in hopes it might occasion the French ships departure the 
sooner thence, who had laine full loaden for some days, It was also 
should write our joynt letter to Dep ty . Gov r . Mountague, M r . Eaworth 
Peacock to unravell and explain to them the mistery of our generall letter to the 
Dep ty . Govern 1 '. & Council and that it was only feignd with a design in hopes it 
might hasten the dispatch of the French. 

The President acquaints the Council that there were some Mereh* 
mind to buy one of the Comp as . Elephants that were designdfor the present and there Compaq 
being no opportunity of sending them to the King, Agreed that the said Elephant be ^ lie left 
sold, the sale of which was left to the President. Preside 

Will ; Feaser. 
W. Martin. 
Tho : Frederick. 
Rich . Hunt. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
J. Harrison. 
"William Warre. 

Febbuary. 
Ship Ballasore belonging to the Danes arrivd in this road from Bengali. 3 D . 

Ship Sen r . Monte belonging to Ditto arrivd from Trincombarr. 6 

This morning early the Govern r . accompanyd by the Council and the Chief 

inhabitants of all nations went to St. Thomas's great Mount in order to measure out 
and take possession of 12 Cauneis of ground lately given by Nabob Do wed Cawne 
to the E*. Hon ble . Comp a . for to build a house upon and plant a Garden. 



At a Consultation 
Present 
William Fraser Esqr. Gov r . & President Tuesday 

William Martin. [Laewa]. 7th 

Thomas Frederick. Eichard Hunt. 

Edward Bulklev. William Jennings. 

Jeremiah Harrison. William Warre. 

Mb. Eaworth at Fort S''. David. 

Generall letter from the Dep ty . Govern 1 . &c a . Council of Fort 8*. David dated GenU - leUer 
[lacuna~] read advising they have drawn a bill of Exchange on us for Pag 9 . 3000 Da^/read ' 
payable to Vinga Naigue, Agreed the same be aceepted when presented and paid adTisin s °£ a 
when become due, the said letter likewise incloses Cap'. Peacock's protest dated the f^pf^s^ooo 
31 fit ult°. intimating he being a full laden ship for his not being dispatch'd, and also payWe to 
the Dep ty . Govern 18 . &o !l . answer thereto, with their reasons for not dispatching him N^fue 
pursuant to his agreement of Charterparty, which were that there being two French also incloses 
ships in Pondichery road, copy of said protests are Enterd after this Consultation. peaoook B 

protest,. 

Tne President now produces two particular letters from Fort S*. David one from F^sfDarid 
the Dep* 7 . Govern r . and the other from M r . Raworth advising that the 3 French ships ofthedepar- 
saild early on Satturday last being y\ 4 th . inst'. Swhriip.. 

1710—4 



14 Records of Fort St. George 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, FEBRUARY 1709-10- 



the ship Agreed that the Frederick be orderd up to this place and that the Dep* 7 . Gov- 

SSrMther ernr< & Council at Fort S*. David doe load on ber what goods they have ready imbaled 
from' Fort St. in their godowrjs, and send us all the Soldiers that were sent heuce on her and the 
theSoidra. Somers and also 32 of the men that came from Europe on ships Hallifax & Frederick. 

that wf>nt on 
her & the 
Somers. 
also 32 Euro- 
peans. 

Aoeot. cash The President reads his acco u . of the E 4 . Hon ble . Companys Cash for Jan rj . last 

r e Id Tanry - the ballance being Pag 8 . 1244 : 9 : 2. 

warehouse ]yrr_ Frederick for M r . Eaworth Warehousekeeper reads his "Warehouse account 

Dew.' read & for December last and pays into the E\ Hon ble . Companys Cash Pag s . 3000 acco". 

Pags. 8000 ji ld last mon th. 

p*. into Cash. 

Pa: 1750 pi. The President acquaints the Council he has sold one of the Eleph tB . for Pag 8 . 

the EiphV° r 1750, and now pays the same into the E l . Hon ble . Companys Cash. 

sold hy the 

Pags. 5oc p*. M r . Hunt late Land Customer pays into the E'. Hon ble . Comp aB . Cash five 

into Cash hundred Pagodas account Land Customs. 

aoeot. Land ° 

CUB !° mB oo Orderd that Pag 9 . 1000 be advancd M r . Hunt Paymaster to defray Charges 

ordd.' y e. Garrison. 

Paym r . Will : Feasee. 

W. Maetin. 

Tho : Feedeeick. 

Eich". Hunt. 

Edw b . BULKLEY. 

Wm. Jennings. 
J. Haeeison. 
William Waeee. 
To the ,Woep ll . Edmund MountagueEsq*. 

Dep tt - Goveen* &o a - Council op Foet S t . David! 

Gentlemen, I am to acquaint you that above thirty dayes agoe I gave in a legall 
demand according to my Charterparty, to the Hon ble . William Fraser Esq r . Govern 1 . 
&c a . Council of Fort S\ George, demanding my loading for Europe, since which I 
have receivd my full loading but want my dispatches, and this day my whole time 
being expired, am oblig'd according to the agreement of the Hori ble . Company & 
Owners, to give you in a protest, and accordingly doe hereby protest against the 
Dep ty . Govern 1 ", &c a . Council of Fort S 4 . David for detaining the Ship Somers contrary 
to Charterparty, of which you are to take notice, I shall in performance of this, sett 
sail, and make the best of my way for Europe. 

Foet St. David Jan rt 31st 1709/10 

I am Worp 11 . S rs & ca . Council, 

To 1 ;, most Humble Serv'. 

EUSTACE PEACOCK. 
7th Ship Ballasore saild out of this road for Pondichery. 

To Cap t . Eustace Peacock, 

Comandh. op Ship Somees 

Foet S t . David, 
Jan" 31 st 1709-10. 
Se, 

As you observe in your protest this day deliverd to us in Consultation, the 
ship Somers according to your demand deliverd the Hon ble . William Fraser Esq r . 
&c a . Council, is full loaden, and nothing on our part is wanting to dispatch her, 



Diary and Consultation Book^ 1710 15 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, FEBRUARY 1709-10- 



aceording to tbetenour of yo r . Charterparty, however as we are Servants to the 
E'. Hon bIe . United Company of Merchants of London trading to the East Indies we 
think ourselves obligd when there is an apparrent hazard of their effects falling into 
an enemys hand, to use such methods as we shall think convenient to prevent a 
misfortune which will be highly detrimentall to our hon ble . Masters interest, and 
whereas there are now in the road of Pondichery, two ships belonging to the Merch". 
of S*. Malo, either of which single, are superiour in strength to you, and by the 
best advices we can procure, only lye there to pursue you, joyntly when you sett sail 
from hence, we think it convenient and doe hereby order that you stay in this road, 
till we see a convenient time to deliver you your dispatch, which order if you refuse 
to comply with, and will after we have represented to you the danger your ship and 
the eargoe will be in, by your strict complyKince with the purport of your Charter- 
party, "Wee the Dep ty . Govern 1 , &c a . Council of Tort S\ David doe in behalf of the 
B 4 . Hon ble . United Comp a . of Merch ts . of London trading to the East Indies, protest 
against you Cap 1 . Eustace Peacock Comand r of ship Somers and your Owners for all 
damages shall accrue to the aforementiond Company by your not regarding our 
orders tho your Charterparty time is expired, when there is so apparent a hazard 
of the loss of all the effects on board yo r ship, we are 

To r freinds & Humble Serv ts 

Edm d . Mountague. 
Eich d . Parmek. 
John Berlu. 
Eichd. Harbison. 
Philip Baker. 
Matthew "Weld. 
Dispatched a Generall letter of this days date to the Dep t} . Govern r . & 
Council of Port S*. David. 



At a Consultation 

Present 

William Fraser Esq*. Gov E . & President. 

William Martin. \Lacuna~]. Thursday 

Thomas Frederick. Eichard Hunt. 9m 

Edward Bulkley. William Jenning[s]. 

Jeremiah Harrison. William Warre. 

M r . William Jennings Storekeeper pays into the E'. Hon bIe , Company[s] Cash Pa s 8 - 600 pd. 
Pag 8 . 600— acco 1 . stores sold. J^w* 7 

keep*. 

The Creditors of Henry Griffith this day appearing pursuant to an order of The Credits. 
Consultation on the 30 th . ult°. to whom the said Griffiths petition was read Griffith met 
setting forth his misfortunes occasiond chiefly by the troubles in Acheen, by which hie petition 
he is become insolvent, and prays a discharge from his severall Creditors, he having readto them 
deliverd in an acco'. upon oath to Eobert Eaworth Esq r . Mayor of all his debts & 
credits that are due or owing to him, and also of whatever he is possessed of in the 
world which he is ready to assign over and deliver up to his said Creditors or any 
two of them that shall be appointed, to which the said Creditors consented and 
appointed M r . Edw a . Pleetwood & the rev d . George Lewis to receive and collect 
whatever should hereafter become due to the estate of said Griffith, and divide the 
same amongst them, and upon the said Griffiith's assigning over all his debts & 
credits to the said persons, for the use of his Credit aforesaid, they unanimously oJ4 <i I i a oharge 
agreed to discharge him, which we order and direct accordingly. 

Letter from M r . Noden at Metchlepatam dated 13 th . ult°. receivd & read, Letter fr <™ 
advising the Gusburdar is very troublesome there, the present being not sent away Sad^ing 
Agreed that a copy of Zoudee Cawnes letter be sent down to M r . Noden, and also to ^ ouble ablul 
Bengali. thepre8ent - 



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-FORT ST. GEORGE, FEBRUARY 1709-10- 



Serapaspeti- Serapa's Petition read praying that he may be heard before us, Agreed that he 

theYearing have notice given him to attend next Consultation. 

(jeferrd. 

George George Tourvilles petition read, desiring ha may ba entertaind to serve the 

petition!^ Company at the West Coast, Agreed that he be entertain d a Writer, M r . Eobert 

eerre a Atkinson & Cap 1 Thomas Plumbe beeomeing his Seeuritys of £500. 

writer at the r O J 

West Uoast. t 

E- onas ^ e Ponagettee Narso &c\ Tobacco & beetle Farmers pay into the Hon ble . Coaip as . 

Tobioeotad Cash Pag s . 583 : 12 on that account, & Pag 9 . 41 : 24 : aeco\ their debt due to the 
Old Company. 



beetle Farm" 



irrio'caT pd ' "^ ^ rec Lerick ' or ^ r - Raworth Warehousekeeper pays into the R'. Hon ble . 

acoot. Lead Comp a3 . Cash Pag 3 10U0 — on acco". Lead sold. 

sold. 

Will : Fraser. 
W. Martin, 
Tho : Frederick. 
EiCH d . Hunt. 
Eow d : Bulkley. 
W m . Jennings. 
J. Harrison. 
William Warre. 

IQth Ship Sen 1 ', de Monte saild for Bengali, by whom sent a generall letter dated 

y e . 8 th . inst*. to the Council there. 
jg Dispatchd a Generall letter to M 1 '. N"oden at Metchlepatam dated the 11 th . 

& 14 th . inst 4 . as also one to M 1 '. Hastings &c a . at Vizagapatam of this days date. 



Monday At a Consultation 

13 tB . 

Present 

William Fraser Esa r . Gov 1 '. & President. 
William Martin. [Lacuna - ]. 

Thomas Frederick. Richard Hunt. 

Edward Bulkley. William Jennings. 

Jeremiah Harrison. William Warre. 

Mr. Raworth at Fort St. David. 

Letter from Letter from M r . Noden read dated y a . 3 d . inst*. advising the Gusburdar conti- 

read°. epa ' nues very impatient and troublesome for his staying so long, Agreed that another 

letter be wrote the Gusbardar, our former not being come to his hands at the time 

M''. Noden wrote us, and a Copy of Zoudee Cawnes letter to us wherein he advises 

to send the present down to Bengali which we think will silence him for the future. 

from afw' Generall letter from the Dep fy . Govern r . at Fort S'. David & M r . Robert Raworth 

David '" ' dated the 10 th . inst*. now read, advising the Somers was dispateh'd the 9 th . and saild 

sailing Ahe aDout 3 the next morning, and also copy of their letter to the Hon ble . Directors for 

SrJmers. affairs of the United Company of Merchants of London trading to the East Indies. 

Genu, letters The following Generall letters from the Cheif & Council at Vizagapat m . dated 

v2£ R apaim. 16 th . 21 st . 22 d . 25 th . & 27 th . of Jan ry . rec d . the 12 th inst 1 . now read, advising they were 

trouble" thr * n § Teat troubles there occasiond by Fuckerla Cawne for his debt due from M' 

from B ' e Holcombe, who it seems has affix'd the Comp as . Seal to his Obligation. 

Fucfeerla 
Cawne also 

the reoBiiing Advising also Hamet Cawne the late suppos'd Nabob of that Country to be 

Oawnethe recall'd when in a few days after, he sett out on his journey to return to Golcondah, 
late suppos'd w hen at the same time Fuckerla Cawnes Hosbullhookum and other Authoritys from 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1710 



17 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, FEBRUARY, 1709-10 



the Court took place and reinstated him in his former power and dignity of Nabob Nabob. 
of those Countrys, whom at last Aye observe M r . Hastings is now oblig'd to beleive retina "to™ 
the said Fuekerla Cawne to be, the true and right Nabob, and who as so casts a Goieondah 
reflection on his judgment in not having penetrated better in the matter of the con- clwle° era 
test and dispute between the two Competitors for the Nabobship namely Hamet reinstated in 
Cawne & Puckerla Cawne by which he made a false step and took a wrong aim, in^r. Hastings 
making his court and address to the former by presenting him on the 27 th . Septemb r . errs by 
with a box q tB . 5 Pag 3 , as accustomary acknowledging him Nabob of those Countrys, himseifTo 8 
and likewise the next day as he pass'd by the Factory waited on him and saluted Hamet 
him with 21 guns, and on the 29 th . made him a present amo tg . to Pag 8 . 270 — notwith- 
standing the frequent advices he had from the old Merch ts . Braminy residing at 
Comely advising that Puckerla Cawne was certainly made Nabob of those Countrys, 
and that he had sent copys of his Hosbullhookum &c a . appointing him as such to 
Hamet Cawne as appears by their Diarys of the 22 d . 24 th . & 25 th . of September. 

They likewise request a supply of men and ammunition may be sent them, the ^o^ neat 
Nabob having invested that place with 100 horse and 500 foot, but they beleive they vizaga pa t m . 
dont design to committ any Act of Hostillity, but to frighten them into a comply- 7 m en P & 7 
ance of payment of M r . Hoicombes debt due to the aforesaid Nabob. ammunition 

they being 
invested by 
the Nabob. 

Orderd that 6 Europeans & 1 5 Topasses with Arms & Ammunition be sent 6 Europeans 
them according to list ; on the .Rising Sun smack, who is orderd to proceed thither Topasses 
directly with all expedition. orda to be 

sent them on 
the Rising 

Agreed that the Yizagapatam Mullah be return'd thither on the Rising Sun T ^^i a ' t 
smack and having behavd himself very well that he be Tashreifd with 5 yds. of return to 
Aurora & Pag". 5. V^Xf*"* 

Orderd that Antonio Nogare & Bartholomew Tivera, Topasses be entertaind 2 a ^ reiM " 
as Souldiers in this Garrison. entSSSi 

Peter Toungbloods petition read, praying he may be allow'd his charges whilst T he Maatr. 
on the Rising Sun smack, Orderd that the Paymaster examin his Acco 1 and pay the i^eing 
what shall appear to be due. * SSSSTto 

M r . Edward Bulkley Land Customer reads his acco'. Land Customs for last be reimtur8(L 
month Vizt. 



Choultry Custom 
Ruby Brokers 
Town Brokers 
Grass Cutters 
Registering Slaves 



Pag* 



142: 


4 


Land 
Customrs. 
aoco t . for 
Janry. read 


10. 


9 


72 


1 


5 


14 


1 


31 


60 


'6: 


28 


— 



Pag s . 159: 6: 76 



Kistna &c a . Cornmeeters pays into the R* 
rent of that farm for one Year. 



Hon ble . Comp 119 . Cash Pag 8 . 200 for 

Will : Fraser. 
W: Martin. 
Tho : Frederick. 
Rioh 3 . Hunt. 
Edw 3 . Bulkley. 
W m . Jennings, 
J. Harrison. 
"William Warre. 



Corn meeters 
pay into 
Cash Pags. 



18 



Records of Fort St. George 



FORT ST. GEORGE, FEBRUARY 1709-10 

At a Consultation 

• Present 

Thursday William Fraser Esa E . Gov* & President. 

16 th . William Martin. [Lacuna]. 

Thomas Frederick. Richard Hunt. 

Edward Bulkley. William Jennings. 

Jeremiah Harrison. William Warre. 

M K . Raworth at Fort S\ David. 

Mintaooot. William Eraser Esq r , Mintmaster reads his Mint Acco'. for Jan ry . last and pays 

jan d ry f °& into the R*. Hon ble . Comp a8 . Cash Pag 8 . 46: 4 fa : 60 ca acco'. Coynage of Gold, and 
Pa^Te : 4 : delivers the Warehousekeep'. Bup 8 . 1652 : 3 a . acco 4 . Coynage of Siver. 

60 p<*. into 
Cash& 
Rup». 1652 : 
3 del<3. the 
Warehouse 
fceep r . 

Pa. 182 P 4. The President also pays in Pag s . 182 for permission of passage of the following 

into Cash, for persons on ships Kent and Somers Vizt. 

permission of Jr - 1 

to England. For M r . Eleetwoods 2 children on the Kent 

Eor M r . Lewis's 2 children on D°. 

For Cap*. Harnets 2 children on the Soniers 
Eor a child of Cap'. How's on D°. 



Pag 8 . 52 : 


52: 


52: 


26: 


g B . 182: 



Pa. 30 pa. 
into Cash to 
reimburse ye, 
charges of a 
Gunnr. sent 
to Dowed 
Cawne. 

Pa. 1000 
(odd, ye. 

Paymaster 
Storeheeprs . 
aoot. for 
Janry. read. 
A writer 
orda. for 
Vizagapm. 

Pa. 1000 pa. 
into Cash 
Toy the late 
Storeheepr. 

a soldier 
entertaind. 



Sunca Rama pays into the R\ Hon ble . Comp as . Cash Pag". 30 being for so 
much advancd a Gunner sent up to Dowed Cawne in June last. 



Ordered M r . Hunt Paymaster be advanc'd Pag s . 1000 to defray charges 
Garrison. 

M r . Will m . Jennings Storekeep r . reads the Storekeep 1 ' 8 . acco'. for Jan ry . last. 

They wanting a writer at Vizagapatam in the room of Joseph Hiller, Agreed 
that Richard Smith be sent thither. 

W. Davenport late Storekeep 1 . pays into the R'. Hon ble . Comp* 8 . Cash Pag 8 . 
1000 acco'. Stores sold. 

Orderd that Noah Johnson be entertaind a soldier to serve in the Garrison. 

Will : Feaser. 
W. Martin. 
Tho : Frederick. 
Eich d . Hunt. 
Edw d : Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
J. Harrison. 
William Warre. 

17 th . The following note was signd by the Govern 1 . & Council. 

This day rec d . from Fort S'. David a Generall from the Dept y . Govern r . and 
Council there, dated the 14 th inst', wherein they advise they have dispatchd the 
Frederick & loaden on her 105 bales for this place, and there being [a] ship now in 



Diary and Coniultaihn Book, 1710 19 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, FEBRUARY 1709-10- 



sight, which we suppose to he her, Orderd therefore that the Warehousekeeper 
forthwith send off boats, and unload the aforesaid bales. 

William Ferasr. 
"William Martin. 
\_Lacuna~\. 
Thom 3 . Frederick. 
Eichard Hujst. 
Edward Bulkley. 
William Jennings. 
Jerem 11 . Harrison. 
William Warre 

Ship Frederick Cap'. Eichard Phrip Comniand r . arriv'd in this road from Fort 17 th . 
S*. David. 

Dispatchd a Generall letter to the Govern 1 . & Council of Negapatam. — 

Ship Essex James Lapthome Mast r . arrived in this road from Fort S'. David. 18 th . 
Ship White Eaven Thomas Gardiner Ma?t r . arrivd in this road from Bengali. 19. 



At a Consultation 

Present 

William Fraser Esa". Govern 11 . & Presid t . Monday 

William Martin. Eobert Raworth. 20 th . 

Thomas Frederick. Eichard Hunt. 

Edward Bulkley. William Jennings. 

Jeremiah Harrison. William Warre, 

Generall letter from the Dep ty . Govern r . & Council of Fort S*. David dated Bill of 
14 th . inst'. rec a . the 17 th . now read, advising they have drawn a bill of Exchange on Exohafrom 
us for Pag 8 . 3000— payable to Yenga Naigue Agreed that it be accepted when Savid for 
presented and paid when due, And that they have returnd us the Soldiers & Pas - 3000 
Gunners sent hence on ships Somers & Frederick and also 32 of the men rec d . from vengV t0 
England on ships Hallifax and Frederick. Naigue. 

Petition of the Ministers and Churchwardens relating to the burying place read, Petition of 
which is as enter'd after this Consultation the consideration of which is deferr'd to and^atLroh' 
another opportunity. wardns. f or 

ye. burying 
plaoe read 
& ye. con- 
sideration 
deferrd. 

Generall letter from the United Council in Bengali dated the 17 th . ult°. rec d . and a en u. letter 
read adviseing the Dispatch of ships Stretham and Heme on the 23 d . Decemb r . & from Beu s u - 
the Recovery on the 9 th . Jan 17 ; whose Cargoes for the United and Old Companys read 
Acco 4 . amo' 8 . to Eup s . 1335647: 8 as . with a packet to the Hon b,e . Court of Managers 
& Duplicate of what wrote & ships Kent and Somers, they also advise that the ship 
Loyall Bliss was not then arrivd, which if she were they have goods enough by 
them to load her home this Season, but Thomas Gardiner Master of Ship White 
Raven & whom rec a this pacquet does declare that he was on board the Loyall 
Bliss y e . 25 th . Jan 17 , in Rogue's river. 

Petition of Jow Muddelaree now read praying he may be restored to his place j ow Mudde- 
of Conicoply at the Choultry, and in consideration it appearing he was discharpd lare P etition " 
for crimes known only to the late Presid 4 . Pitt which was neither then nor yet to this to hL OotST* 
day prov'd against him, Agreed and Orderd that his petition be granted and he 00plyB plaoe 
commence as such the ^ mo . March next. choultry. 



20 Records of Fort St. George 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, FEBRUARY 1709-10- 



Bupu. 10000 Orderd that 10000 Bup\ be seat to Vizagapatam on the Biseing Sun Smack 

°ent'to° te And a suitable present for Fuckerla Cawne the new Nabob to the Amount of about 
Vizagapatm. three hundred Pagodas, And that the President write him a letter and send down 
San^mfek 1 ^ the Acco 1 . stated between him and the late M r . Holcombe ^ which it appears there 
with a i s due to the Nabob six thousand three hundred & thirty Pag s : likewise a list of the 

theNabob. debts due from the Rajahs and severall other persons there, be sent down to the 

Cheif which amounts to a great deal more then what owing to the Nabob. 
master to Edward Man late Gentleman of the arms dying intestate, Order[d] that the 

rJKotBrf he Paymaster take an account of what belongs to him and dispose of the same at Outcry 
Bdwd. Man a t the Sea G ate. 

deed, at 
Outory. 

Treasure ^ e Frederick being arrivd from Fort S'. David, Agreed and Orderd that the 

ordd. to be Warehousekeep 1 '. provide and load on her the following goods and Treasure for the 

£££& West Coast Yizt 

the West 

Coast. L 011g cloth Ord ry . white ... 77 bales 

Sallampores Ord ry . white ... 25 bales 

Duccatoons ten thousand (there being no proper Doll [ rs j) one thousand of 
which to be coind into fanams proper for that pl[ace]. 
6 Europeans Agreed and Orderd that an Ensign with 6 Europeans & 15 Topasses be gott 

Topasses ready to be sent on the Frederick for the West Coast. 



ordd . +o the 
West Coast. 



into Cash by 



M 1 ' Eobert Eaworth Warehousekeeper pays into the B'. Hon bl *. Comp 13 Cash 



the Ware- Pag s . 23 00 — for silver and lead sold. 

tousekeepr. 

Will : Fkaser. 
W. Martin. 
Eob t - E a worth. 
Tho : Frederick. 
Eich d Hunt. 
Edw d . Bdlkley. 
w m . jenning8. 
J. Harrison. 
William Warre. 

To the Hon BLe . William Fraser Esq*. 

PRESID 1 . & GOVERN*. OF FORT S T . GEORGE 

Coast of Choromandell &c* . and 

TO THE GENTLEMEN OF THE COUNCIL. 

The Petition of the Ministers and Church wardens of the Parish of S T . Marys 

in Fort S T . George 

Humbly represented 

That whereas the monuments of the dead, and the ground where they are 
interrd are held by most people in some measure sacred, and not lightly apply'd to 
anv common or prophane use, yet it is our misfortune that the English burying place 
in Fort S c . George (where so many of our relations, freinds and acquaintance lye 
bury'd) is' not only not kept in that decent and due manner it ought to be, but every 
day prophan'd and apply'd to the most Vile and undecent uses, for since the year 
1701, when an old building that stood in the burying place (and in which the 
Buffalos us'd to be set up) was taken down to build lodgings for the Soldiers at the 
gate adjovning, the Tombs have been made use of for stables for the Buffalo's 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1710 21 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, FEBRUARY 1709-10 — 



■which is not only a thing very uudecent, but also a very great damage to those build- 
ings, by having so many stakes drove into the pavement and into the walls to fasten 
the Buffaloes to. 

Another occasion of our complaint ou this Subject is the Coeoenut trees standing 
in the burying place, the profit arising from them we know is inconsiderable, but 
the Dusance accruing to the place thereby we are sure is very great, for the Toddy 
men have people employ'd there all the day, and almost all the night in drawing 
& selling of Toddy so that we are oblig'd on their acco M . to keep the Gates always 
open, both by day and by night . And there about eight a clock at night after work 
is done, is such a resort of basket makers, the Scavengers people that look after the 
Buffaloes and other Parriars to drink Toddy, that all the Punch houses in Madrass 
have not half the noise in them, And by reason of the gates lying open, beggars and 
other Yagabonds (who know not where to goe) make use of the tombs to lye in. 
And what unclean uses the Neighbours thereabouts doe make of that place we for- 
bear to tell. We hope, what is here urged, together with the reflection it must cast 
on our Church and Nation to have so little regard to the repositorys of our dead, 
when all other Nations who live among us have so just a regard to theirs, will prevail 
with your Hon r . &c a . to take this matter into yo r . consideration, and to find out some 
method to redress these abuses And yo r . Petition 18 , as in Duty bound shall &c a . 

Port S T . George Grorge Lewis 1 w . . , 

Febhy.y* . 19 th 1709/10, Bob t . Jones j Mimsters 

Edw d .Barkham"! n , , „. . p 
Fran'. Coo™. } Church Wards ' 

The following note was signed by the Govern r . & Council 23*. 

To the Gentlemen of Council 

S rs . 

In perusing of the Generall letter of the 9 th of Jan ry . [last] from Vizagapatam 
they advise a scarcity of rice there, and that they are forced to sell their ornaments 
and little gold jewels, I am of opinion to send' 150 or 200 bags of rice on the 
Eising Sun smack which the Master says he can easily take on board, which if we 
doe not send, our Soldiers &c\ people there, may be brought to great straits and so 
become useless. 

Port S t . George William Phaser. 

Feb* t .y e .23 D _ 1709/10. William Martin. 

Robert Ba worth. 
Thomas Frederick. 
Richard Hunt. 
Edward Bulkley. 
William Jennings. 
Jeremiah Harrison. 
William Warre. 



Ship Hussein, Meer Cossim Noquedah arrivd in this road from Bengali 25 
Sloop S'. Pedro & Paulo arrivd from Pondichery 



Receivd a Generall letter from the Dep tT . Govern r . & Council of Port S' 
David dated 24 ,h ins'. 



26. 



22 



Records of Fort St. George 



Monday 
27th 



FORT ST. GEORGE, FEBRUARY 1709-10- 

At a Consultation 

Present 

William Fraser Esa E . Gov tt . & President. 
Wjlliam Martin. Robert Raworth. 

Thomas Frederick. Richard Hunt. 

Edward Bulklev. William Jennings. 

Jeremiah LIarrison. William Warre. 



Pa. 1000 pd. 
in by Mr. 
Fred'riok as 
Sea Customer. 



M r . Frederick Sea Customer pays into the R». Hon b ' e . Comp* 3 . Cash Pa 8 . 1000 
in further part of a former ballance due and also reads his acco\ Sea Customs for the 
last month V'izt. 



An Ensigns 
Commission 
to be drawn 
out for 
RowW 
Wilson [to 
serve] at the 
West Coast. 
Payraastrs. 
aoot. for 
Janry. read. 



Custom on goods imported 



Pag*- 3080:2:34 



• Agreed and orderd that a Commission be drawn out appointing Rowland Wilson 
an Ensign to serve the R c . Hon ble . Comp a . at the West Coast. 



M r Richard Hunt Paymaster reads his Paymasters acco 4 for last month Vizt. 



Charges Garrison 

Charges Dyet & allowances ... 

Provisions & stores for the Garrison 

Charges Generall 

Fortifications & repairs 

Charges Cattle 

Charges Extraordinary 

Brans Ordinance 

Fort S*. David 



Pag 8 



1420:31 
347:27 
610: 8 
570:28 
169:27 
104:23 
173:31 
5:12 
4:15 



Pag 8 . 3407:22 



Danll. Evans 
a Writer 
petitions to 
serve a Factr. 
at ye. West 
Coast. 

what Salary 
due here 
allowd him 



Daniel Evans a writer in the R'. Hon ble . Comp a '. service petitioning to serve 
them at the West Coast Agreed and Orderd that he be permitted to goe as a Factor 
on the Frederick and that he be paid the Salary due to him here and also advancd 
thirty Pag 8 , to be deducted out of his Salary that shall become due there. 



Warehouse 
aooot. read 
for Janry. & 
Pa. 600 
paid in. 

Advioe from 
Metehlepatm. 
about the 
troublesome 
Gusbardar. 

Bill Exoha. 

from 

Ft. St. David 

Pas 
for 3000 
ordd. to be 
paid. 

Pags 1000 
ordd. the 
PaymaBtr. 



M r . Robert Raworth Warehousekeep r reads his Warehouse aeco 4 . for last month 
and pays into the R'. Hon ble . Comp". Cash Pag 3 . 500 acco', goods sold. 

Generall letter from M r . Noden at Metchlepatam dated the 11 th . & rec d . the 23 d . 
inst*. now read, advising the Gusburdar still continues very troublesome, the present 
not being sent away. 

And also one from the Dep ty . Govern 1 . &c a . Council at Fort S'. David adviseing 
that they have drawn a bill of Exchange on us for Pag 8 . 3000 — Agreed the same be 
accepted when presented and paid when due. 

Agreed and orderd that Pag a . 1000 be advancd M r . Bich d . Hunt Paymaster to 
defray charges Garrison. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1710 



23 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, FEBRUARY 1709-10 — 



William Warre requests of the board liberty to take a peice of the waste ground Mr - Warre 
adjoyning to the Carpenters yard, Agreed his request be granted, he being obligd to o^gTound P "* 
resign the same when demanded by the right Owners or the R'. Hon ble . Company. th 3 °c D r D ™ to 

yard and 

promises 

resignation 

when 

demanded. 

Agreed that Andrew Cloes be entertaind as one of the Gunroome Crew in this aG^ner 

_, . ° entertaind. 

Garrison. 

Agreed and Orderd that Pag". 500 — be advanc'd the Washers for acco 1 . cureing Pa - 60 ° 
the R'. Hon ble . Comp". Cloth. wISS** 

Generall letter to the Cheif & Council at Vizagapatam dated the 25 th . inst*. read Letters to^ 
and approv'd as also the Presidents letter to Fuckerla Cawne the Nabob there. readf* 1 ^ ? 

Will : Feaseb. 
W. Maetin. 
Rob 1 . Rawoeth. 
Tho : Feedeeick. 
Rich 11 . Hunt. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
J. Haeeison. 
William Waeee. 

Dispatch' d a Generall letter to the Dep ty . Govern 1 . & Council of Fort S\ David 27 th . 
of this days date. 

Reeeivd a Generall letter from M r . Noden at Metehlepat m . dated the 17 th . inst*. 28 
advising the Gusburdar continues very troubleso[me]. 

Dispatchd a Generall letter to Ditto of this days date. 

RisiDg Sun smack belonging to the Hon ble . Company saild for Vizagapatam by 
whom sent a generall letter to the Cheif & Council there dated the 25 th . past, inclos- 
ing severall papers relating to M r . Holcom[bes]deht to Fuckerla Cawne. 

Ship Nos Sen r . de Fama Fransisco J ores Comm r - arrivd from Maca[o] China. 

Ship S l . Juan arrivd from Manilha. 

Ship Vinkattee Latehme belonging to Kittee Narran arrivd in this road from 
Bengali. 

Reeeivd %> boat 3 Generall letters from Vizagapatam dated 16 th . 21". 22 a . 
of Jan 11 ', copys of which were ree d . Overland the 12 th . last month. 

Rec d . 2 Generall letters from M r Noden at Metchlepatam dated the 24 th . & 25 th . 



28. 

March 
2°. 



At a Consultation 
Present 



William Feasek Esa». 
William Martin. 
Thomas Feedeeick. 
Edwaed Bulkley. 
Jeeemiah Haeetson. 



Gov". & Pbesid 1 . 
robeet raworth. 
Riohaed Hunt. 

William JennIngs. 

William Waeee. 



Monday 



Orderd that one thousand Pagodas be advancd M r Rich d . Hunt Paymaster to [Pa*.] iooo 
defray Charges Garrison. gMJ^ 

The President reads his acco'. of the R f . Hon ble . Comp as . Cash for last month & Aooot. Calk 
the ballance resting is Pag 8 . 1442 : 28 : 4. ™ a b d ^ or 



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Records of lort St. George 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, MARCH 1709-10 — 



[Genr]ll 

Tetters from 

Metohlepatm. 

[read] 

advising 

troubles 

from the 

[Gusb]urdar 

about the 

present. 

Preside to 
write him a 
letter [to] 
invite him. 



[Je]re s 
Harrisons 
Co mission 
[read] and 
signd. 



RowR 
Wilsons 
Commisn. 
read and 
[signd] also 
blank for a 
Lieutt. 
Capt. Phrip 
to be reim- 
bursd the 
[ohargeB] 
on soldiers 
for Port 
St. David. 



Gunner 
disohargd. 

Jno. William- 
eon petitions 
to be Gentle- 
man of arms 
at Port St. 
David, in 
consideration 
he has serv'd 
the Cornp" 
severall 
years, ' tis 
granted. 
All para" 
from the 
Honble. 
Compa. 
read relating 
to the Sepe- 
rate stock 
ships . 
the Sea 
Customr to 
report what 
goods &oa, 
the Seperate 
Biook ship 
imported 
here. 



Generall letters from M r Noden at Metehlepatam dated 24 th . & 25 th . nit , read 
advising that the Gusbardar had endeavour'd to force the present for the King, and 
had confined M r . Noden and stop'd all provisions from going into the Factory, and also 
a pert letter from the Gusbardar there wherein he says Zoudee Cawnes letter to us 
directing the present to be sent to him to Bengali is not sufficient to controul his 
orders, and nothing less then an immediate order from the King can reverse or coun- 
termand his former orders. 

Agreed that the President doe write the Gusbardar a letter to invite him up here, 
in order to aecomadate matters so, as may paeifye him, and not disoblige Zoudee 
C'awne, whose orders to us runs counter to the Gusbardars and has been our freind all 
along in that affair. 

A Commission appointing M r Jeremiah Harrison T)ep ty . Govern 1 . & Supervisor 
in Cheif at York Port &c a . Settlements on the West Coast of Sumatra read, approv'd, 
and signed, And in case of said M 1 '. Harrisons mortality (which God forbid) it is- 
agreed and resolved that a Commission be drawn out in the same form and method, 
with the like power and authority to Cap 4 . Eichard Phrip Comand r . of the Frederick 
to be deliverd him seald up but not to be open'd or made use of in any otherwise 
then in the case afores d . 

Bead and signd a Commission appointing Eowland Wilson an Ensign at York 
Fort, and likewise a blank Commission to be fill'd up by the Dep ty . Gov r . there 
appointing a Lieutenant if he shall see cause. 

Cap'. Eichard Phrip produces an acco*. charges for provisions he supply 'd the 
Soldiers with, that were sent hence to Fort St. David to be continued on board as & 
our Diary of the 11 th . Jan ry . amo* 8 . to Pag 8 . 166 : 12 fa ., he having bought of and paid 
the Steward for all provisions laid in, here for the s d . soldiers amo' e . to Pag s . 90: 13:20 
Agreed the same be paid out of Cash and the said acco'. enterd after this Consulta- 
tion. 

Orderd that Patrick Ingoldsby be discharg'd from any further service in the 
Gunroom. 

John Williamson petitioning to serve the E'. Hon ble . Company at Fort S'. David 
as Master of Arms there and in consideration he has formerly servd them for severall 
years, Agreed and orderd that his request be granted, and a letter be writt to the 
Dep' y . Govern r . & Council there, advising them thereof. 



All paragraphs of the severall Generall letters rec d . from the Hon 1 
relating to the Seperate Stock ships trading to India were read. 



Comp a . 



Orderd that the Sea Customer doe lay before this board an account of all goods 
and merch dze . imported here ^ ship Concord, and that we write to the Dep' y . 
Govern r . &c a . at Fort S'. David to enquire what was imported and sold there from 
said ship, and advise us of the quantity, quality, and amo'. of what sold for, in order 
the same be sent to the Hon ble . Company & first Conveyance. 

Will : Fbasee. 
W. Martin. 
Eobt t . Eawoeth. 
Tho : Frederick. 
Eich d . Hunt. 
Edw b : Btjlkley. 
W K . Jennings. 
J. Harrison. 
William Warre. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1710 25 



FORT ST. GEORGE, MARCH 1709-10 

Fort S t . George March the l 8T . 1709-10. 

The E t . Hon bie . Company ... ... ... D* 9 . 

To Dyet of 30 Soldiers from y e . 11 th . Jau ry . to y° 17 th Pag 8 , fa. 

Feb ry . is 38 days at 4 fan 3 . ty day ... ... 126 : 24 

To Ditto for 30 men from the 9 th . Feb ry . to the 17 th . is 8 

dayes ... ... ... ... ... 26: 24 

To Ditto for 39 men from the 14 th . to the 17 th . is 3 days. 13 ... 



is 9 . 166: 12 



Etch", Phrip. 



Dispatchd a Generall letter of this days date to M r . Noden at Metehlepat m . g 
Ditto to the Cheif & Council of Pullicat. _1 

Ship Trivitore Sen r . Lewis Madera Comm r . arrived from Manilha. gtb 



At' a Consultaton. 

['resent 

William Eraser Esq*. Gov". & Presid 1 . Peiday 

William Martin. Eobert Eaworth. 10th 

Thomas Frederick. Eichard Hunt, 
Edward Bulkley. William Jennings. 

William Warre. 

Agreed that one of the Hon bIe . Comp as . Commissions lately rec d . & the last [0>e of y «. 
shipping appointing a new President, and their generall letter to this place be commas, 
deliverd to M r . Harrison (he giving a receipt for them) in case any controversy or Comiesns 
dispute should arise on his arrivall at York Port by their thinking themselves still ^ JJ^j. 
independant and not subordinate to Port S*. George. to ys. place to 

Harrison, in 
case any 
contest should 
arise by their 
thinking 
themselves 
still inde- 
pendt. at ye 
West Coast. 

Cap*. Phrip having formerly acquainted us of the inconveniency that may arise Oapt. phrip 
between the soldiers we send to the West Coast & his Seamen on aceo\ of dyetting i n o n V enien- 
them seperately, and to avoid the same offers to lay in provisions for them with his oy yt may 
own people provided he may be allowed 4 fan 3 . q^Diem for each, and in considera- dyetiT g b the 
tion it will be cheaper to the Company then laying in of stores and provisions for Seamen & 
them, which for the generality is embezzled long ere they arrive there, it is there- r ateiy?t i 9 pe " 
fore Agreed & Orderd that 4 fan 3 . ty diem be allowed the Comand r . for 23 IjEStfil 
Soldiers until! their arrivall at York Port or the time of their decease, and that one 1 *" 5 - *• ?■ 
hundred Pagodas be advanc'd Cap'. Phrip towards defraying the charge thereof. aWed him 

untill they 
arrive at 
Fork Fort. 

The Accomptant producing an acco'. of salary due to M r . Harrison & M r Messrs. 

Ettricke from the 25 th . Septemb r . last to this day Vizt. ' i£J5E & 

To M r . Harrison Pag 3 . 39 : 27 : %%!££• 

To M r . Ettricke ... ... ... ... 29:29: 



Pag 3 69 : 20 
1710—7 



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Records of Fort St. George 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, MARCH 1709-10 



Genii, letter 
to York Fort 
& private 
instructions 
to Mr. Harri 
son read & 
uignd also 
Capt. Phrips 
dispatch. 



10 th 

11. 



Agreed the same be paid them out of Cash. 

Generall letter to the Dep ty . Govern 1 . &c a . Council of York Port of this days 
date read, approv'd, and signd, likewise private instructions to M r . Harrison, also a 
Commission appointing Cap'. Eichard Phrip to succeed M r . Harrison in case of his 
mortality (and no otherwise) during his stay there now read approved and signed, 
Capt. Phrips Dispatch read and signed. 

"Will : Fraser. 
W. Martin. 

EoB T . RA WORTH. 

Tho : Frederick. 
Bioh d . Hunt. 
Edw d . Bulklet. 
W M . Jennings. 
William Warre. 

Ship S ta . Cruce Navaroo Saudoo Noquedah arrivd from Manilha. 
Ship Chindadre, Bauker Beeg Noquedah arrived from Quedah. 
This morning deliverd Capt. Rieh d . Phrip his Dispatch & to M r . Harrison 
the severall packets & papers for the West Coast,- who both went off this morning. 
Ship Meera Madud, Meera Mahomud Noquedah arrivd from Quedah. 
Ship Frederick saild for the West Coast. 



Tuesday 
11th. 



Genii, letter 
from Ft. St. 
David read 
advising 2 
tills of Exoha 
drawn on ua 
for Pas. 4211: 



At a Coissultation 

Present 

William Fraser Esq*. Govern b . & Presld t . 
William Martin. Eobert Raworth. 

Thomas Frederick. Eichaed Hdnt. 

Edward Bulkley. William Jennings. 

William Warre. 

Generall letter from the Dep ty . Govern r . & Council of Fort S\ David dated the 
inst'. now read advising they have drawn 2 bills of Exchange on us Yizt. 
One payable to Venga Naigue for ... ... ... Pag 8 . 3000 : — 

One Ditto to Mess™. Eob'. Eaworth & Henry Daven- 
port for ... ... - ... ... 1211: 34: 

42lTT 34 : 



the same 

ordd. to he 

paid. 

a quarrel 

between 

Courtney 

[and] Roach. 

Courtney 

under 

oonfinemt. 

resists the 
guards & 
oontinues 
very insolent, 
the matter 
to be 

impartialy 
examind into 
Padre Paulo 
de Saa peti- 
tions to ooine 
up from 
Cuddalore 
hither 
Granted. 



Agreed the same be accepted when presented and paid when due. 

They likewise now advise us of a quarrel that happend on the 23 d Jan r 5\ last 
between Hercules Courtney & John Eoach, since which time the s d . Courtney has 
been under confinement, the Dep ly . Govern &c a . there not thinking it safe to trust 
him with his own liberty, he having resisted the guards three severall times, and has 
continued insolent in speech & behaviour ever since, Agreed that a letter be wrote to 
them to examine into that affair impartially, and report the same to us. 



Petition of Padre de Saa at Cuddalore read, reqtiesting our leave to come up to 
this place, which is granted, and we advise the same in our next generall letter to 
the Dep ty . Govern*. & Council there. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1710 27 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, MARCH 1709-10- 



Petition of Vincatty Puttee one of the Tobacco & Beetle Farmers now read the Tobaooo 
complaining against Narso &c\ his partners, and likewise a Petition of said Pona- | bee « e 
gettee Narso against the said Vincatty Putty both which are as onterd after this on™ petition 
Consultation. a s a j? 9t 0De 

another. 

There having been a deficiency in the due monthly payments of the said a defioienoy 



in ye. 

monthly 



Tobacco & Beetle farm™, according to their Cowle dated the 19 th Decemb r - 1705 by _ 
which it appears that thev are muoh in arrears besides what due from them on their payment of 
former Cowles. fi*£- 

Farms. 

Orderd that the Accomptant adjust and settle aoco ts . of the Tobacco & beetle The Acoompt 
Farmers to the #*">. inst*. " M {**& 

them. 

Agreed and orderd that the Warehousekeepr provide 600 peices of Morees of 6o0 p s - of 
"the Merch ts . to be sent to painting according to the Hon ble . Companys orders ffl the S to paint- 
Heathcote. ™g- 

And that he adjust all aeco ts . with the Merch ts . between the Comp a . and them of the ware- 
Callicoes & broad cloth, likewise the acco*. between the Comp a . and the washers. to^d-^aii 

aeoots. with 
ye. Jlerohts. 
& washers. 

Orderd that the Warehousekeep r - deliver 25 cheats of silver into the mint to be 25 ohestuof 
coind into Eupees. SK&o* 

Rupees. 

Diego &c a . Mucquaws pays into the R\ Hon ble . Comp as . Cash Pag 8 . 160 on Pa. i6o P a. 
acco*. the Fishing farm. " into Cash by 

° the fishing 

Farmers. 

M r . William Jennings Storekeep r . produces an acco*. for sev 11 . stores sold by stores amot*. 
Edward Man late Gentleman of the arms dec rt . amote- to Pag 8 . 24 : 2 [4] who has t ,°f a d 2 * :fa - 
not left any effects to make good the same. " deoa. Maftr. c 

of arms who 
has not left 
effeots to 
satisfye the 

W. Robert Raworth Warehousekeep r . pays into Cash Pag 8 . 3000 acc[o'.] goods p a sooopo. 

SOld. in by ye. 

Warehouse- 

Orderd that Serapa doe attend this board on Friday next. teepr. 

Will : Feaseb 
W. Martin 
Rob t - Raworth 
Tho : Frederick 
Rich". Hunt 
Edw d . Bulkley 
W M . Jennings 
William Warre. 
To the Hon bl ". William Fraser Esq*. 

Presid t - & Govern*, oe Fort S T George &c\ Council 

Thf Petition oe Vincatty Putty 
Humbly Sheweth 

That yo r . Pet r . was the first person that contrivd to doe the Custom of the 
beetle and Areck, they paid for the said Custom 8000 Pag s . for three years, each 
year, for which they had a Commission to doe, and two years after paid 7000 Pag*, 
for each year but they made no agreement, & after making up the acco ts . for these 
5 years they found by the ballanee that they were indebted tc the R 4 . Hon Wo . 
Comp a . 2500 Pag\ so made a new agreement for 5 years more at 7500 Pag s . ty 
year and the said sum they obligd themselves to pay Vizt monthly of the old debt 
Pa. 41 : • ? 4 fa - till such time all paid, Narso was orderd yo r . Pet rs . master by Serapa 



28 Record* of Fort St. George 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, MARCH 1709-10- 



notwithstauding the said Vincatty Putty was Narso's partner, the said ISTarso took 
out of the joynt stock about 3000 Pag s . in his own name and Surapa's, but whether 
Serapa had the money the s d . ISTarso took in his name yo r . Pet r . cannot tell, ISTarso 
took away the money so fast and often that none was left in the joynt stock, all this 
was done without yo r ' Pet rB - consent, & that they were often obligd to borrow money 
at 6 or 7 ^ Cent interest, and so they doe now, which is the reason they are oblig'd 
to take what goods they could gett, which sometimes proved very bad because they 
had not ready money to buy, once yo r - Petition 1 ^ told ISTarso that he did not doe well 
to take away the money so as he did at which ISTarso fell into a great passion, and 
said to him dont you know that those which speak against me and Serapa are put in 
the goal, and there rots, & if yo r - Pet r - dont take care he will be put there too, thus 
be was threatend for speaking for the Companys interest, ISTarso sometimes sent notes 
for money to the Grodown, which notes Juggapa carry'd to Grov r Pitt & the said 
Grov r - Pitt also promisd that what money they took out of the Joynt stock that he 
would see him the interest paid again, yo r - Pet r - prays that those who took the 
money out of the joynt stock may be caused to pay according as they took out with 
the interest as they owe that they may pay the Company, and if any overplus be 
after let it be equally divided amongst the partners to each man his share, and 
implores that you'l grant him his request. 

And he shall ever pray & ca . 

To the Hon bl \ William Pbasee Esq,*. 
Peesid t . & Gov", of Poet S t - Gteoege 
eoe Aeeaies of the Et- Hon ble . United East India Comp\ &o\ Councill 

The Petition oe Ponagettee Naeso 
Humbly Seweth 

That formerly yo r - Pet r - &c\ farm''d the Tobacco & beetle for 3 years, but lost by it 
above 4000 Pag s . , because Vincatty Putty one of the partners, perswaded yo r - Pet r - to 
advance money and venture on the farm & offer'd himself to put in an equal share, 
which he did not and hinderd the partners from paying theirs, th6 yo r - Pet 1 ' put in 300 
Pag 8 , and was forced to borrow money to pay the Companys debt, and at last owed 
Pag s . 2500, which being not able to pay, desird the Govern 1, . &c a . to grant it for five 
years more, that so might be able to pay, which they did at 7C00 Pag s *ffi ann. & 
promis'd yo 1 '. Petn r . &c a . at their request they would give a Cowle that they should 
receive | fan m . for a bundle of beetle whether Country or town, because it used to be 
| fan m . for country & \ fan 11 ", for town beetle, but lately little came out of the Country 
and a great deal grows in town, but this Cowle was not granted for two years, in which 
time paid 14000 Pag s . and lost by the farm because Tobacco was dear, then the 
Company granted the beforesaid Cowle for 5 years, when bid Vincatty Putty bring 
400 Pag s . for his share, but he did not, so was forced to borrow money to pay the 
Company monthly Pag s . 583 : 12 — and in part of the old debt Pag s . 41 : 24 : — and then 
for 6 months when the divisions were between the Casts there was no body to buy any 
here, besides Tobacco used to be bought from 6 to 8 Pag s . ^ Can[ y .], but now from 
10 to 15, and when-y e . Pet T . goes to borrow money to pay the Company monthly, 
Vincatty Putty hinders people from lending, and sometimes says he will lay the 
far[m] down, & if there's any gain he comes in for his share, but if any loss then he is 
not concernd, now he has rec a . for 9 years past a great deal out of the farm, & says 
if yo r . Pet r . will give him something he will goe to Rammesore, or else he will bring 
troubles on yo r . Pet r . ; if he has a mind to lay down let him pay what money he has 
rec d . out of the farm with interest and then yo r * Pet r . will be able to clear the 
Companys debt and to manage the whole farm, Tis reported that the farm is going 
to be given to others but yo r . Pet r . ought to have 12 mo 8 , longer, or if any body will 
pay the Comp as . &c\ debts let them take the farm free but yo r . Pet r . finds all the 
foregoing is done by the malice of Vincatty Putty, so desire yo r . Hon. &c a . will 
continue the farm to yo r . Pet r . according to Cowle. 

And yo T . Pef. shall ever pray &c a . 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1710 29 

FORT ST. GEORGE, MARCH 1709-10 

At a Consultation 
Present 
William Fraser Esq*. Gov*. & Preside Friday 

"William Martin. Robert Ra worth. 17 th . 

Thomas Frederick. Pilchard Hunt. 

Edward Bulkley. Will m . Jennings. 

William Wakre. 
William Fraser Esq 1 '. Mintmaster reads his mint acco'. for Feb 1 ' 7 , last and pays Mint acoot. 
into the R\ Hon ble . Comp as . Cash Pag 8 . 132 :—40 ca . acco\ Coyuage of gold and JEdfE*' 
delivers to the Warehousekeeper 451 Rup s . aeco'. Coynage of silver. i32..ioea. 

Cash aoot. 
ooynage of 
gold & Rups. 
451 deld the 
Warehouse- 
keepr. j aoot. 
coynage of 

This day being appointed for Serapa to make his appearance to whom according 0ow] / 
to his request a Cowle was granted for ten days to secure him for that time from any granted 
arrest, to which he sent answer that being troubled with sore eyes his Doctor told s^^him 
him it would be of great prejudice to him if he went out doors, Agreed that the from an 
decision thereof be referrd untill next Consultation. 

M r . Martin late Warehousekeep r . pays into the R 4 . Hon ble . Companys Cash Mr. Martin 
Pag s . 1000 being in part of what, due on a former ball 6 , for goods sold. hoM^eepr 

pays into 
Cash Pas. 
1000 aecot. a 
former balle. 

The Accompt*. produces an acco 1 . of the beetle & Tobacco Farm 1 ' 8 , by which it Aoeompt. 
appears they are indebted to the R\ Hon llle . Comp a . upon the former and present "ports the 
Cowle to this day Pag s . 6430— and upon enquiry it is found that they have not in FarmS 
Cash, nor credit for one Pagoda, they having been detaind as prisoners in the Fort for °^ a ue 
severall days desir'd that they might have liberty to goe abroad to try what they compa Pa. 
could doe among their freinds & acquaintance in order to discharge their debt which found~they 
was granted, but returnd re-infecla, Resolved that their Cowle be made void and of haye[noi- 
no effect and that notice be given that the s d . farms are to be let to those that will discharge the 
give most and are best able to comply with the terms of their Cowle. [debt]. 

M 1 '. Mathew Weld delivers in a petition wherein he recites that his freinds in j lr Matthew- 
England having advis'd him that the Hon ble . Court of Managers have orderd him to We'd to 
be one of Council at Fort 8 t- David upon the first vacancy that should happen there, Bufteei Mr ' 
and there being two by Mess 18 . Bridges & Faunce's having laid down the service & 
therefore he doth humbly conceive he ought topreceed M 1 '. Bulteel. 

And in consideration that M 1 . Bulteel being lame & otherwise very infirm by the reagona 
reason of which he doth not at any time appear in Council, it is therefore Agreed for Mr. Weld 
and Orderd that M r Weld doe preceed M r . Bulteel and take place next under M^Buitlei 
M T . Baker, & that he continue Laud Customer at Cuddalore, and one of the Justices 
of the Choultry there. 

M r . Thomas Frederick Sea Customer pursuant to an order of Consultation s ea Custom™, 
delivers in an acco'. goods imported ij> Ship Concord. report of 

r r whatimport- 

Will : Fraser. edbythe 

W.Martin. ^erate eto«* 

[Lacuna~\. 
Tho : Frederick. 
Richd. Hunt. 
Edwd. Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
William Warre. 
Ship Marlborough Cap 1 . Thomas Walton Comand r . arrivd in this road from lfc™ 
Canlon in China. 

Ship Pattashauee, Hodjee Ebrahim Noquedah arrivd in this road from Persia. 20. 

1710—8 



30 



Records of Fort St. George 



Wednes- 
day 22". 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, MARCH 1709-10 

At a Consultation 

Present 

William Feaser Esq r . Gov b . & Peesid'. 
Wilmam Martin. Robekt Rawoeth. 

Thomas Feedeeick. Richakd Hunt. 

Edwaed Bulkley. William Jennings. 

William Wabbe. 



Paymastis. 
aocot. for 
Febr.v. 
read. 



M r . Richard Hunt Paymaster reads his Paymasters acco* for last month Viz' 
Charges Garrison 
Charges Dyet & allowances 
Provisions for y e Garrison & stores laid 
House moveables 
Charges Genera] 1 
Fortifications & repairs 
Charges Cattle 
Eiseirjg Sun Smack . . 
Brass Ordinance 
Charges Extraordinary 
\izagapatam Factory 





. Pag" 1462: 12 




285 : 32 : 


in 


133: 27 




2: .. 




399: 26 




190: 21 




50: 22: 




183 : 15 : 




5: 12: 




38: 11 




16: 13 




Pa. 2774: 8 



Bea Custom- 
ers accot , 
for Eebry. 
read and 



Yizt. 



M r Thomas Frederick Sea Customer reads acco 1 . Sea Customs for last month 



Custom on goods imported and exported 

Custom on grain 

Anchorage 

ball 6 - 5106: 11;30 



Pags. 831 ; 22 : 36 

323 ^ 33 . 36 

19:18 ... 

Pa. 1175: 1 1 72 



Pags 1000 
pd, into Cash 
in part of a 
former 
ballanoe. 
Land 
Customrs. 
aeoot. for 
Febry. read. 



Storekepprs, 

acoot. for 

Febry. read. 

Eentall 

Generall 

pays into 

Cash Pa. 417 

acot. quit 

rents. 

The petition 

of ye. 

MiiuBtre. 

and ehuroh- 

■wardns 

considerd 

and. 

the Paymastr, 

& Gunner 

to look out 

for a fit 

plaoe for ye. 

Scavengers, 

buffaloes and 

Carts. 



And pays into the K". Hon ble . Comp as . Cash Pag 5 . 1.000 in a further part of a 
former ballance due to the ult°. September last. 

M 1 . Bulkley Land Customer reads his acco 4 . Land Customs for last month Vizt. 
Choultry Custom ... ... ... .. ... Pag'. 212 : 26 : 60 

Rubie brokers ... ... ... ... ... 14:13:53 

Town brokero ... ... ... — : 30 : 40 

Registering slaves ... ... ... ... ... — : £2 : — 



Ball - 559. 13:71.. 



Fags. 228:31 



M r William Jennings Storekeep 1 '. reads his Storekeep 1 '". acco'. for the last 
month, Ball . 735 : 2 : 40. 

M 1 . William Jennings Rentall Generall pays into the R*. Hon ble . Comp ai 
quit rents. 



Cash 



417 aeco r , 



The petition of the Ministers and Churchwardens of S'. Marys deliverd in the 
20 lh . past month, which is as enterd after that days Consultation being now 
discours'd of, and to remove the nueance which gives cause of offence it is resolv'd 
that the Paymaster and Gunner doe look cut a convenient peice of ground to build 
a shed for to keep the Buffaloes and Scavengers Carts in, and report the same to 
this board so ?oon as done. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1710 



31 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, MARCH 1709-10- 



John Westoby Doctors mate delivers in a petition wherein he humbly requests 
that he may be allow'd the usuall allowance of 5 Pag s . <$* month, And in considera- 
tion that he has given a generall satisfaction in his employ Agreed that his request 
be granted - 

Agreed that the Accompt 4 . state the acco 1 . between Foit S'. George and Fort 
S l . David since April last. 



There having been several! surveys of the Companys Fortifications and build- 
ings as being much deeay'd and very defective namely S l . Thomas's point and S l . 
Patricks point, the Case of arms (where the Soldiers lodge) the Colledge (where the 
Companys servants lodge) and the Companys Godowns in the inner Fort, Jt is 
therefore Agreed and Orderd that the Paymaster doe provide bricks and Iron stone 
&e a . necessarys that the same be forthwith repaird. 

The Storekeeper acquainting us that there is about a huudred Candy of Europe 
iron in the Godown, Agreed that forty Candy be sold for the most he can get, 



The Di's. 
mate ordd. 
Pas. 5 f 
mens. 



the Aceompt. 
to Btate 
aeeots. 

hetween this 
place & Ft. 
St. David 

The For'.ifi- 
oations &o". 
out of repair. 
FortifioationB 
& huildings 
orderd to be 
repaird. 



40 Candy 
Europe Iron 
ordd. to be 
Bold for the 
moat can be 



M r Eobert Eaworth Warehousekeep 1 '. pays into the E*. Hon 1 '' 6 . Comp :ls . Cash ?\ 10 t h e pd ' 



Pag B . 1000 for goods sold 



Will : Frases, 
W. Martin. 
Eobt : Eaworth. 

[Lacuna~\ 
Eich d . Hunt. 
Edwd. Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
William Wakre. 



Ship Eazauee Eahomud Jaffar N oquedah arrivd from Tenassery. 
Ship Tankee Savaue Sheik Gossim Noquedah arrivd from Surat. 
Ship Eleanor Cap'. Ignace Comm r . arrivd from Tenassery. 



Warehouee- 
keepr. 



2Jth. 



25. 



v At a Consultation 

Present 

William Fraser Esq*. Govern 11 . & President, 
William Martin. Eobert Eaworth. 

[Lacuna} Eichard Hunt. 

Edward Bdlkley. William Jennings. 

William Warre. 

M r . Frederick indisposed. 

M r Eaworth Warehousekeep r . reads his Warehouse acco 1 . for last month. 

Our Cash being very low Agreed and Orderd that the AVarehousekeep r . doe 
sell Eupees 30000— but not cheaper then 340 for Pag s . 100. 

Agreed that the Storekeep 1 '. provide the following particulars for the Founder 
to make a Mortar of Vizt. 
Copper 3f Candy. 
Tutanague 1^ do. 
Tinn 100 lb. 



Monday 

27th. 



Warehouse 
aooot for 
Febry. read, 
Rups. 

80000 orderd 
to be sold at 
340. 

Storekeep r. 
to provide 
materials for 
ye Founder. 



32 



Records of Fort St. George. 



-FORI' ST. GFORGE, MARCH 1710- 



Pags. 316 : 
24f* pd. in by 
the Arrack 
Farmers. 



Generall 
Letters 
read Vizt. 
Prom 
Vizagapatm 



Prom 
Metchlepatm. 



From 
Port St. 
David. 



Orderd that Andrew de Eosairo Topass be entertaind a Soldier to serve in 
Garrison or elsewhere. 

Gruapa & ca . Arrack Parrners pay into the E'. Hon ble . Comp as . Cash. Pag s 
3)6: 24'":— 

The following generall letters now read. 

ffrom the Clieif & Council at Vizagapatam dated the 2' 1 . & 7 th . iust\ advisein<* 
the great troubles they have had with Fuckerla Cawae by their having been so 
closely beseig'd by his people stopping up all the Avenues of their bounds, for 
remedy of which they advise us that they resolved to make proposals to accoma- 
dale matters in a freindly way with him intending him a present of 5030 Eup s . in 
Europe goods, in order to which they sent a Portugueze Padre & a Dubash, in 
hopes thereby to appease him, or obtain his patience for some days, but he refused 
their offer & sent back the Messengers in a very angry manner, and wrote the 
Cheif that he must immediately pay the money (due from M 1 ' Holcoro.be) leave 
the place, or prepare to light, 

ffrom M r . Noden at Metchleputam dated y 6 . 18 th . inst'. advising the Gusbar- 
dar there still continues very troublesome and that Zoudee Cawn's letter does not 
supercede, nor cant reverse the orders he has receivd from the King. 

Prom the Dep ty . Grovern r . &. Council at Port 8*. David dated y e . 23 d . inst'. 
advising they have 201 bales packd up and the quantity of about 185 bales 
in the washers hands, which when embaled will compleat the Investment 
made there the 19 th of Novemb r . last for Pag s . 50000. And that they have drawn a 
bill of Exchange on us for 3000 Pag 9 , payable to Vinga Naigue which is Agreed to 
be accepted when presented and paid when due ; They likewise send us the exami- 
nations and depositions of a Corporall & 5 Centinels relating to what happend there 
occasiond by a quarrell between John Eoach & Hercules Courtney on the 23 d . Jan ry . 
last. 



In consideration that the Eiseing Sun Smack was dispatched hence for Viza^a- 
Ltu on the 2 d . inst'. on whom sent them a supply of money, Soldiers, Ammunition 



not to send 
any more 
money to 

tTi'f the Patm ' an<i stores which happily may be arriv'd them within a day or two after the date of 

troubles are their last letter to us now rec d . Agreed that we write them advising we think it not 

0Ter safe to send y m . any more money for the making a new investment until the troubles 

are over at their place, and the Comp as . estate can be better secur'd then on board the 

Cheifs vessell calld the Ganjam Gaily as they write us in their said letter, which is 

enterd in the Copy book of letters receivd N°. 40. 

writing The consideration of what wrote ^ M r . Noden relating to the Gusburdar and 

^erentto tlie P reseut for tne King * s deferr'd untill next Consultation expecting advices from 
Me e tohie P H(m. Bengali, there being a ship thence arrivd at Tnncombarr the 18 th . inst'. whom we 
the^pe'cted hourly expect here, by whom we may know whether Zoudee Cawne be come to 

advices from Huglv 01' not. 



Examinac~ons As to what relates to the examinations and depositions taken by the Dep ty . 

*ken P b St tr S ^ overnV - & C>1 - Council at Port S'. David relating to the insolent behaviour of Hercules 
DepTy y " Courtney in opposing the Captiin of the guard with a file of men, who were Orderd 
&°Counoii to 8t '^ ze anc * eonane "im, as * s more at large sett forth in the said depositions, and the 
of same being considerd as a matter of dangerous and pernicious consequence at any 

David' - time, but more especially when its done in the face of a Garrison, it tending to uo 
relating to less then mutiny and rebellion, and this being the third hainous crime he has been 
IthaviouTof guilty of since his arrivall here, Upon the whole it is Unanimously resolvd and 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1710 33 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, MARCH 1710- 



agreed that he be forthwith broke and his Commission be void, null, and of no effect, Heroulea 
and that he be incapable of serving the R' Hou ble Comp\ either in this Garrison or oa5d«S. 
any other place subordinate hereto. ol dangerous 

* x consejuence 

Capt. 

Will: Fraskr. ° r ur,ney 

W. MARTIN. refractory 

Rob 1 . Ra worth. 'tis his a d 

. _ crime lor 

| Lacuna.] which he is 

TJtpti 1 ' Httwt broke & made 

niCH HUNT. uncapahleof 

EDW D . BULKLEV. ever serving 

W M . Jennings. c e ffi p» nble 

William Warre. 

Ship Essex James Lapthorne Mast 1 ', saild for Bengali by whom sent a generall 27 IH 
letter to the Council there dated y e . 24 th inst 4 . 

Sloop Allie arrivd from Bengali. 29^. 

Dispatch'd a generall letter to the Dep ty Govern 1 . & Council of Fort S l . David 
dated yesterday. 



At a Consultation 

Present 

"William Fraser Esa E . Govern*. & Presid 1 . 

Wjlliam Martin. Robert Raworth. 

Thomas Frederick. Richard Hunt. J.^5 ksday 

Edward Bulkley. William Jennings. 



vm jennings. 
William Warre. 



M r . Robert Raworth Warehousekeep 1 '. pays into the R'. Hou bIe Comp as . Cash p ags . 10 oo 
Pag". 4000 aeco'. eoods and silver sold. pa into cash 

° & by the Ware- 

houeekeepr. 

M r . Thomas Frederick Sea Customer pays into the R'. Hon ble Comp as . Cash p ags . poo P d. 
Pag 8 . 500 — acco'. Sea Customs. in by the Sea' 

Customer. 

Generall letter to the Cheif & Council of Vizagapatam of this dayes date, read, Generall 
approved, and signed. letter to 

read and 
signd. 

Agreed & Orderd that the Warehousekeep 1 . doe sell Rup s . 40000 but not The Ware 
cheaper then 340 & 100 Pag 8 . hoosekeep*. 

to sell 40000 
Bups but not 
cheaper then 
340 

M r . Rich d . Hunt & the Gunner pursuant to an order of Consultation of the 22 d . Mr. Hunt & 
inst\ deliver in their report relating to a place they think most proper to be built as ^j i Ciunner 
a shade for the buffaloes & Scavengers carts which is as enterd after this Consulta- theirreport 
tion, Agreed that the Paymaster doe order the same to be built forthwith. what place is 

' ° ■* proper for a 

shed for ye. 
Buffalo's & 
Carts. 
The 

Paymastr. 
orderd to 
build the 
same. 

Orderd that Pag 8 , one thousand be advancd M r . Hunt Paymast r . to defray J'ags. iooo 
charges Garrison. . ° rdi ye 

1710—9 



34 Records of Fort St. George 



-FORT. ST. GEORGE, MaRC H 1710- 



OT h der'd to mpt ' Agreed & Orderd that the Accorapt'. doe draw out the acco'. salary due to the 

draw oat the Hon ble Comp a9 . Serv ts . in this place for 6 months past from the 29 th Saptemb r . last to 

acoo Salary th 2 5 th inst 1 . 

due to the 

Honblo 

Companys 

SerttB. 

what due to And likewise what due to the Hon bIe Presid'. during the time of his suspension 

ftTSJK in the late Gov', Pitt's time. 

hie e uapen- 

eion. WILL I FRASER. 

"W. Martin. 
EoB r . Eaworth. 
Tho : Frederick. 
Bich d . Hunt. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 
\_Lacuna.~] 
William Warre. 

To the Hon ele William Frasur Esq,". 

Presid t . & Govern 11 , of Fort S t . George, &c\ Council. 
Hon bus . S E ., &c\ 

Pursuant to an order of Consultation of the 22 d . inst'. we have been to look out 
for a commodious place to put the buffaloes and carts in that are in charge of the 
Scavenger, that they may not be offensive or prejudiciall to the tombs in the burying 
place where they now stand, and we find there is a brick wall adjoyning to the West 
side of the Choultry, where a shed may be built very proper for that use, We are 

Fort S t . George Hon ede S e . &o\, 

March 30 tb 1710. Tour most humble Servants, 

Eichard Hunt. 
Eob t . Atkinson. 

80 th . Dispatch'd a gen", letter to Vizagapatam. 

I' A ~ri 1 Ship Charlton Bich d . Griffin Mast 1 ', arrivd from y e . Malabar coast. 

2 B . Ship Patavia Alahee, Hodjee Callaballe Noquedah arrivd from Peng". 

Sloop Ballasore belonging to the Danes arrivd from Trincombar. 



4. 



April 



kT a Consultation 



Tuesday Present 

4th 

William Fraser Esq/., Gov\ & Presid t . 
William Martin. Robert Eaworth. 

Thomas Frederick. Eichard Hunt. 

Edward Bulkley. William Jbning.*. 

William Warre. 

Davif bin of Generall letter from the Dep ty . Govern 1 '. &c a . Council at Fort S l . David dated 

Excha for° tli e 3 1 st . ult°. rec d . the 3 d . inst 1 . now read adviseing they have drawn a bill of 
200U Fags Exchange on us for Pag s . 2000 payable to Sunca Bama at 5 days sight, Agreed 
ord<i. to be ^ e ®\mQ be accepted when presented and paid when due, and that they have embaled 

253 bales. 
Metohiep». m Generall letters from M 1 '. Noden at Metchlepatam dated y e . 15 th .. 17 th & 23 d . 

for pI^k? March read, advising he has drawn a bill of Exchange on us for Pag s . 150 — payable 
orda to be & j. 8 j ffQ tj to Occonooree Boyle Agreed the same be paid when presented, and likewise 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1710 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, APRIL 1710- 



that the Gusbardar on receipt of the Presidents last letter to bim, seems to be in a The letter 
better temper then formerly, as appears by a Translate of his letter now read wherein u^bard'a^to 

better 



then 



he seems to acquiesce and be content to proceed with the present to Bengali accord- 
ing to Zoudee Cawnes former order and directions, It's therefore Agreed and Orderd formerly 
that we doe send the present to Bengali ^ the first Sea Conveyance that shall offer f^^^ nt 
(which we beleive may be the Marlborough) and that a present about-. 5')0 Rup s . be o^erdto 
made the Gusbardar iu broad cloth and such other things as we think may be most ye n ?aiue*of 
acceptable to him. soo Ru ps . to 

be presented 
the Gusbar- 
dar in broad 
cloth & other 
things. 



The Accomptant pursuant to an order of last Consultation produces an aeco\ The 



A coot. 



salary for the Hon bl9 . Compa s . servants iu this place for six months to the 25 th . ult°. ^'. a J7 d 
amo". to Pag 8 . 1857 : 10 : 4. Agreed the same be paid accordingly. orderd to^e 

paid. 

Diego &c a . Macquaws pays into the R'. Hon ble . Comp" s . Cash Pag 8 . 40 acco\ of the ? a s s - 40 P d - 

fishing farm, Agreed that the Accomptant doe adjust acco ts . with them to the 255 th . Pishing 

Is si- month Faimvs & the 

last monin. Aecomptt. to 

adjust aceots 
with them till 
the 25th. last 
month. 

The above said Diego being dead who was first named in their Cowle, the rest a new Cowle 
of the Macquaws doe request they may have a new one granted them in the name pi8hin g the 
of Pasquall. Errlepaw, Andee Perrcoun &c\ on the same terms as the former ; *' armers ' 
Agreed the same be granted them for 5 years. 

The Hon ,,le . President reads his acco 1 . of the tt 4 . Hon ble . Comp a 
month the ballance resting is Pag s . 463:4 : 21 : 1. read baiio. 

1632:21:1. 

M r . Thomas Frederick Sea Customer pays into the RA Hon bic . Comp as . Cash p *s 8 - 1S0 ° 
Pag 8 . 1500 acco'. Sea Customs, being in further part of what due to the ult°. Sep- S ed o Atoms. 
tember last on that acco c . 

M 1 '. Edward Bulkley Land Customer pays into the R* t Hon ble . Comp as . Cash ^ ™° t ° he 
Pag s . 1000 acco\ Land Customs. Land 1 y 

CuetoLuer. 

Orderd that one thousand Pagodas be advanc'd M r . Rich d . Hunt Paymaster to Pa s s 100 ° 
defray Charges Garrison. Paymaster. 

Mary Pois by her Petition requests that her Cowle for the Companys garden !? r ow,e ' . 
and paddy feilds may be renew d and that the moiety of paddy arising from the said renewd."' 
feilds payable to the Company in specie, be henceforth paid in money, at the market 
price that paddy shall be then worth at the banksall, Agreed her request be granted. 

The Tobacco, Ganjee & beetle farm formerly let out to I'onagettee Narso &c a . ^ B e ^ t 1 tec00 
having been declared null and void., as ^ Consultation of last month, and pursuant Farm let out 
thereto intimation was given the said Parm was to be lett out to such who would p a r s 11 
give most, and this day being appointed for that purpose no more then two sett3 of anfLtoa 



3fl the other sett was called in, who offer'd at once to take the said ffarm at the old *>«ng 
former price of Pag 8 . 7000 & anfi. and to make good their monthly, payments on msolTeIU 
the 10 th or 15 th of every month, which is accepted of and decdared in favour of Vizt 
Pillar Chitty Erlepaw, Ippeguntee Vincatty Narran, PouncaiaKistnama, & Paucallia 
Eamadu, as having bid most, Orderd that the Sec 17 , doe draw out a Cowle accord- 
ingly. 



3rj Records oj Fort St. George 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, APRIL 1710- 



Transiates of The President now produces the translates of several! letters and papers that 

paper* that ^^ between tiie officers of Fuckerla Cawne & M r . Hastings relating to M r . Hol- 
tetween combes debt to the said Fuckerla Cawne, which is the occasion of the troubles they 
c°„" are now involv'd in at Vizagapatam, in that they doe demand said debt of the Com- 
mJ°h B & i P anv > taeir sea * Dem S affix'* 1 to M r . Holoombes Obligation. 

about Mr. 

Holeombes WILL : FRASER. 

demanding W - MARTIN, 

said debt of RoB T . RawORTH. 

theCompany - Tho: Frederick. 

Rich*. Hunt. 
Edw d . Bulki.ey. 
W M . Jennings. 
"William Warre. 

5^ Ship Morning Starr arrivd from Bengali. 

Ship Charlton Bichard Griffin Master aaild for Bengali. 
8- Ship Tonqueen Merch'. Cap'. Thomas Greenhaugh Comm 1 '. arrivd a Tonqueen. 

Ship Concord Cap'. Edward Arloud Comm 1 '. a seperate stock ship arriv'd from 



Ship S\ Pedro & S'. Pauloo, Pagoose Noquedah arrivd from Pegue. 
— Ship Rosairo arrivd from Ditto. 

14. Ship Bomrapau, Abdull Caudir Noquedah arrivd from Ditto. 

15_ Ship Gea Latchme belonging to Kitty Narran arrivd from Ditto. 

_ Bec d . a Generall letter from the Dep ty . Govern r . &c a . Council at Fort S'. David 

dated y e . 13 th . inst'. 

At a Consultation 
M<£day Present 

William Fraser Esq."., Gov". & Presid t . 
William Martin. Robert Bawobth. 

Thomas Fbederick. Richard Hunt. 

Edward Btjlkley. "William Jennings. 

"William Warre. 

"William Fraser Esq r . Mint Master reads his mint acoo'for last month and pays 
read into the B*. Bon ble . Comp as . Cash Pag s . Z07 : 13. acco'. Covnage on gold and 



Mint aecot, 
for last 
mon' 

&Pa gs . 207. delivers to the Warehousekeep r Rup s 24. acco'. Coynage on silver. 

Cabh by ye, 
Mint Master 
& Rup«. 21 
deld, y«. 
Warehouse- 
keepr. 

warehouse M r Robert Raworth "Warehousekeep 1 ' reads his "Warehouse acco' for last month 

acoot for lai ' 
month read 
& Pags 3000 
pd. into Cash 
aeco goods 
and silver 
sold. 

Sea Custom M r Thomas Frederick Sea Customer reads his acco'. Sea Customs for last 

aecot ,ead. montn yi zt 

Custom on goods imported & exported . . . . Pag» 3913 : 25 ; 48 

Custom on grain . . . . . . . . . . 354 : 10 : 20 

Anchorage , . . . . . . . . . 32 : . . . . 



Pag* 4299 ; 35 : 68 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1710 37 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, APRIL 1710- 



and pays into the R*. Hon b]e . Coinp a8 . Cash Pag s . 1000 on that account & also Pag 3 v \*\™™ 
500. in further part of the ballance due to the 31 st Sept r . last. Cast by the 

Sea Custo- 
mer also 500 
Pa. on a 
former 
aooot. 

Simon Kilpatrick & Lewis Melique Farm 18 , of the Wine License pays into the Pag* 100 pd 
E'. Hon bIe . Comp" 8 . Cash Pag s . 100. on that acco'. ParLfof 

the Wine 
Licence, 

General letter from the Dep ty . Govern 1 '. &c a . Council at Fort S'. David dated Generaii 
y e . 13 tb . inst'. read, advising they have drawn a bill of Exchange on us for Pag 8 DaTidfad^ 
3000. payable at five days sight to Yinga Naigue Agreed the same be accepted 8in g a bin of 
when presented and paid when due. drawn'for 

Pags. 3000. 

Orderd that one thousand Pagodas be advanc'd M r . Rich d . Hunt Paymaster Pags 1000 
to defray Charges Garrison. £ r a dd - y^ 

Orderd that Peter Bleak & Eewe Yernie be dischargd from any further 2 Gunners 
service in the Gunroom. 18C argd 

The President puts the Gentlemen of Council in mind to get ready the acco\ Every one in 
of remains of their severall and respective employs by the ^ mo . next month, at rerrandecUy 
which time commences our next generaii books for the ensuing year which they the PreBidt. 

„ - . -, ° ° J J to get their 

all promise to doe. aoeot remain. 

ready in 
order for 
ballaneing 
the generaii 
books. 

The President acquaints the Council that there were Perwannas come from The s new 
Nabob Bowed Cawne which are now a translating, the purport whereof are (as ^th^NaWb' 
the Mullah tells him) that he recalls the five new Villages which he confirm 'd to to be deld - to 
us in Decemb r . last and orders them to be deliverd to Cawne Bahaudir's Officers BahTwdirs 
they belonging to his Jaggeer. 

Will : Fraser. 

W. Martin. 

R. Ra WORTH. 

Tho : Frederick . 

RicH d . Hunt. 

EDW d . BuLKLEY. 

W m . Jennings. 
William Warre. 

Ship Mashee Laumenee belong 6 , to Cornapa Chitty arrivd from Pegue. 



At a Consultation 
Present 
William Fraser Esq 1 ". Gov r . & Presid'. Friday 

William Martin. Rob'. Raworth. 2l 8r 

Thomas Frederick. Rich d . Hunt. 

Edward Bulklet. Will™. Jennings. 

William Warre. 
M r . Robert Raworth Warehousekeep r . pursuant to a former order of Consul- Warehoase- 
tation delivers in an acco 4 . of all Europe goods deliverd the Merch 48 . and of all 5^™ in 
Callicoos receiv'd from them. an accot. f 

all Europe 
gooda 

deliverd the 
Merchts and 
of all Calli- 
ooes reod 
from them. 



Records of Fori St. George 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, APRIL 1710- 



Late Sea 
Customer 
pays into 

2060 : 26- for 
ballo of that 
acoot. 

Late Ware- 
houaekeepr. 
pays into 
Cash Pags. 
2005 : 17 : 
for ballo. of 
his Ware- 
house aceot. 
The Ware- 
houBekeepr. 
pays into 
CaBh Pags. 
9000 aceot. 
goods and 
Silver sold. 
Mr Frederick 

pays into 
Cash Pags. 
1309 : 22 : U 
for the ballo. 
of his Sea 
Customrs. 
accots. 
Pags. 33 in 
bad debts 
orderd to be 
wrote off. 
Benjamin 
Hobbs ordd. 
Gentlemn. of 
arms. 

Paymasti's. 
aocot. read 
amotg. to 
Pags 2851 : 
32. 



M 1 '. Robert Raworth late Sea Customer pays into the R l . Hon ble . Comp as . Cash 
. 2050 : 25 : for ballance of his Sea Custom acco'. 



M r . William Martin late Warehousekeep 1 . pays into the R\ Hon blB . Comp a 
Cash Fag 8 . 2005 : 17 : for ballance of his Warehouse acco 4 . 



M r . Eobert Raworth Warehousekeep 1 . pays into the R 6 
Pag s . 9000. acco'. goods & Silver sold. 



M r . Thomas Frederick Sea Customer pays into the R* 
Pag 8 . 1809 : 22 : 44 for ballance of his Sea Customers acco ts . 
last, and also an acco'. of bad debts to that time amo 1 *. to Paj 
to be wrote of. 



Hon ble . Comp* 8 . Cash 



Hon ble . Comp as . Cash 
to the ult°. Septemb 1 . 
9 . 33 — which is orderd 



Orderd that Benjamin Hobbs be entertaind as Gentleman of the arms of 
this Garrison. 



. Richard Hunt Paymaster reads his Paymasf 
Charges Garrison 
Charges Dvet and allowances 
Pyet and Stores laid in 
Provisions for the Garrison 
House moveables 
Charges Generall 
Fortifications and repairs 
Charges Cattle 
Charges Extraordinary 
Priaman Settlement 
Vizagapatam Factory ... 
Brass Ordinance 



acco'. for last mouth Vizt. 



Pag 8 . 1307 


24: 


291 


24 


118 


10 


26 


29 


2 


I 


399 


28- 


230 


8: 


63 


20: 


13 


28: 


384 


7: 


3 


1 : 


10 


32: 



Pags 



285 1 : 32 : 



Land Custo- 
mers aceot. 
for last 
month read. 



Pags. 2000 
ordd. ye. 
Paymastr. 



M r . Edward Bulkley Land Customer reads his Land Customers acco'. for last 
month Vizt. 

Choultry Custom 
Rubye Brokers 
Town Brokers 
Registering Slaves ... 



Pag 3 . 501 : 29 
44: 19 
22: 9 
2: 8 



Pag*. 570 -. 30 .• 51 
Orderd that Pag 8 . 2000. be advane'd the Paymast r . to defray Charges Garrison. 

Will : Fraser. 
"W. Martin. 
R. Raworth. 
Tho : Frederick. 
RiOH d . Hunt. 
EDw d . Bulkley. 
W m . Jennings. 
William Warre. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1710 



FORT ST. GEORGE, APRIL 1710- 

Sloop Darea Doulet arrive! from Rackan. 



Dispatch'd a generall letter to the Cheif & Council of Fort S l . David dated 
yesterday. 

Eeceived by Pattamars overland two Generalls from the Cheif & Council of 
Vizagapatam dated y e . 4 tl \ & 6 th . inst*. 



At a Consultation 
hresent 

William Fraser Esq*. Presid t .& Gov* Tdesday 

William Martin Robert Raworth. 25th 

Thomas ' Frederick. Rich". Hunt. 

Edward Bulkley. William Jennings. 

William Warre. 

M r William Jennings Storekeep 1 '. reads his Storekeep 1 ' 9 acco'. for last month, storekeeprs. 
and pays into the B*. Hon ble . Comp as . Cash Pag s . 400 — acco'. Stores sold. month read. 

M r . Richard Hunt late Land Customer pays into the R b . Hon bl9 . Comp a ' B Cash f*s 8 d "J»j 7 : 
Pag s . 873 : 7 : 44 for ballanee of his Land Custom acco\ Cash by Mr. 

Hunt Land- 
Customer 
being the 
ballo. of hie 
Land CuBtom 
aooot. 

Generall letters from the Cheif & Council of Vizagapatain dated the 4 th . & 6 th . Letters & 
inst'. now read with Diarys & Consultations, Paymasters Aoco ts . & Acco'. Cash, and vTzagapm™ 
also Nabobs letters to M 1 '. Hastings which are orderd to be translated. read - 

There b^ing a great scarcity of fanams in Town, it is therefore Agreed that the a . ches, t°f 
Warehousekeeper doe deliver to the Essay Masters one chest of Silver to be coin'd oraVd into 6 
into fanams. fanams - 

The Nabobs perwannas being now read which orders the delivering up of the The Nabobs 
five new Villages, and we apprehending that Yeavellapa the present Eenter of the f e r r ^e naB 
Countrys about us, as being now at Cuddapa w th . the Nabob, has been very buisy by delivering of 
his own, and freinds endeavours (the Nabob being calld away to Court) did prevail read Tlllage8 
with him, for his perwannas for those Villages which he formerly granted us, and 
the Question being put whether we should relinquish the towns in Complyance to his Kesoivd to 
perwannas now receiv'd or keep the possession of them, uutill we hear further from k ? e P the five 
him, upon the whole it is resolved tbat we keep possession of them, and in order possesion" tin 
thereto that we Send some Soldiers to Trivitore & Lungum bauc, but that Colloway a fu rther 
& Vincatty Chitty the present renter of those Villages doe secure and bring to Town y^aho^ " 1 
all the Paddy that they have cut down and trod out. 

Gruapa &c a . Arrack Farmers pays into the E l . Hon ble . Comp-* 8 . Cash Pag s . 316 : Pa e.\ 3l * :2 * 

o i fa. j.i l * t P • lnto Ca sl> 

24 . On that ACCO'. by the Arrack 

Farmers . 

Mahomud Tyhire an inhabitant of Quedah some time in the latter end of the Thro' the 
year 1707 did apply himself to the King of s d . place that the ship Benjamin Thomas f S orf e ation 
Morris Master (who was then at that port) belonging to severall inhabitants of this Mahomud 
place, might be detaind there under the false pretensions that his ship was seized on Quedah at | l 
here by the Govern 1 , of Madrass, which the King of Queda accordingly orderd, thro 8hi P °' this 
which means the said ship Benjamin was detaind, rifled and plunderd of all her rdesitroyd 
Cargoe by the Natives, and at last was lost being consumed by the worm, And the aslll P of 
said Mahomud Tyhire having a ship bound for this port, the Master or Noquedah TyMr^u 
anchors betwixt this place & S l . Thoma, where the Noquedah goes ashore and sends h °"ndfc>rthi s 
to the Govern 1 , for a Cowle to protect him from all demands tbat might be made onNoqu^da 
him by the Owners of the aforesaid ship Benjamin, which being refused him, he ^ here „ of fear ~ 



40 Records of Fori St. George 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, APRIL 1710- 



Ownersof the shelters himself under the protection of y e . Moors government at S'. Thorna, as like- 
Benjamin w j se Aga Jaffar an inhabitant of this place lately arrivd from Acheen with an 
7e°p U rizaii8 " intention to defraud his severall Creditors here, he having taken up severall sums of 
""lotion moBey at respond tia . and adventures of goods sent by him, to which purport the 
before he" President wrot a letter to the Hovildar of S'. Thoma and receivd a plausible letter 
into'thr^ad i Q answer > but no ways satisfactory and concludes, as that being the Kings port, was 
which being ' free for all Merchants. 

refus'd, 
Bhelters under 
the Moore 
Government 
at St. Thoma. 
Aga Jaffar in- 
habitant of 
this place to 
defraud hie 
Creditors 
wings under 
the Moors 
Government 
at St Thoma. 
The President 
writes the 
Hovildar a 
letter but 
receives no 
satiafaotory 
answer. 

Companys Agreed and Orderd that the Hon 1 "^ Comp* 8 . orders reef-. |> ship Litohfeild 

iitchf e ad Sh to P dated in London y e - 7 * h - A P ri] i" 08 ! JParag. 103 of said letter "be forthwith put in 
heobservd. execution, And that no inhabitant of this place be permitted to supply them ships 
now at S'. Thoma with any manner of navall stores. 

Will: Fraser. 
W. Martin. 
e. ea worth 
Tho: Frederick. 
\_Lacuna.~] 
Edw d . Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
William Warre. 

28 TB . Ship Whiteraven Thomas Gardner Mast r . saild for Pegue. 

May Ship Dolben Cap'. Butcher Comand r . arrivd from Surat by whom ree d .a 

V- generall letter from the Generall & Councill at Bombay dated y e . 25 th . March last. 

_ Ship Elizabeth Cap'. Cockroft Comand r . arrivd from Surat. 

— Ship Carlton belonging to the H'. Hon ble . Comp a . Cap'. George Lytton Comand r . 

arrivd from Bombay being bound to Bencoolen. 
2. Ship Hallifax Cap'. Henry Hudson Comand 1 '. arrivd from Bengali by whom 

rec d . a generall letter from the United Council there dat a . y e . 27 th . & 28 th . February 
inclosiug Invoice & bill of Loading for what laden on her. 



At a Consultation 
Wednes- Present 

DAY 

3 d . William Fraser Esq". Gov*- & Preside 

William Martin. Eob t . Eaworth. 

Thomas Frederick. Richard Hunt. 
Edward Bclkley. William Jennings. 

William Warre. 
The Presid'. reads his acco' 
readtaifo 011 ballance resting Pag 8 . 12079 : 13 : 3. 

12079 : 13 : 3. 

Pag s . ioou M r . Thomas Frederick Sea Customer pays into the E'. Hon bIe . Comp". Cash 

P 8ea CuXme. Pa g 9 - 1000 - ™^ ' Sea &****. 



Uiary and* Consultation Book, 1710 41 

FORT ST. GEORGE, MAT 1710 

Orderd that Pag 8 . 1500. be advanc'd M r . Richard Hunt Paymaster to defray Pags. 1500 
Charges Garrison. Paymaster. 

The following Generall Letters read Generall 

ffrom M r . Noden at Metchlepatam, dated 31 st . March & 7 th . April rec d . the letter8read - 
27 th . alt . 

ffrom the Generall & Council at Bombay dated the 25 th . March 1710 ree d . 
^ Ship Dolben the ^ m0 . inst* 

ffrom the United Council in Bengali dated 27 th . & 28 th , Feb ry . rec d . ty ship 
Hallifax with Invoice & bill of Loading for what laden on her. 

Orderd that the Warehousekeep r . doe as soon as the surf will permit, send off warehouse- 
boats & unload ship Hallifax and that he have regard to what indors'd on the bill of J^^he 
Loading & doe examine why the Comand r . did refuse to take in those goods and if ship Hallifax 
the s a . ship has brought up her Charterparty Tonnage for the R'. Hon bIe Comp\ examine if 

she hrought 
up her 
Charterparty 
Tonnage. 

M r . Robert Raworth Warehousekeep r . pays into the R\ Hon bIe . Comp as . Cash p ag9 3000 
Pag 8 . 3U00. acco*. goods and Silver sold. warehouse^ 

keeper. 

Cap'. George Lytton Comand r . of the Carlton was this day sent for and ask'd Capt . Lytton 
from whence he had his last Dispatch & where bound who answerd from Bombay examind why 
and that he was orderd from thence to touch at Tellichery & Anjengo, and thence 
directly to Beneoolen and then being askd why he deviated from his said orders upon 
which he producd a Consultation of his Officers held on board his ship the 26 th . 
ult°. which is as enterd after this Consultation. 

Orderd that the Comand r of said Ship doe send on shore the packet from the Capt. Lytton 
R 4 . Hon ble Comp a . as also that from Bombay for the West Coast. a^w the 

packets from 
the Rt. 
Honble 
Co^pa. & 
Bombay for 
Benoolen. 

A Letter from M r . William Deane in Bengali dated the 22 d Feb ry . 1709-10 now a letter from 
read wherein he requests the payment of a bill of Excha from the West Coast for Bengu re- 
2000 Doll™. & incloses a Copy of a Paragraph of York Fort Consultations signd by v««»B 
Mess ra . Cross & Hoyle wherein is declared he is no ways indebted to the Comp a . the with a bin for 
consideration of which is referrd untill another opportunity. he°fc deoJwS 

by a Consul- 
tation signd 
by MessrB 
Cross & Hoyle 
to be no ways 
indebted to 
the Honble 
Compa. the 
consideration, 
of wchis 
deferrd. 

The Aecomptant reads the .Journall parcells for the months of Septemb r . Octob r . ^ e a d3 A ^° 8 0mptt 
& Novemb r . last. Juumaii 

paroels for 
Septr 
Octobr 
& Nov?, 

Orderd that Andrew Jacobs Topaz be entertaind as a Soldier to serve in this T °p»ss 

„ , x entertaind. 

Garrison or elsewnere. 

Agreed the following indorsment be made on the Beetle & Tobacco ffarmers Indorsment 
Cowle & signd by the Sec^. K,^ 

Farmers 
Cowle 



42 Records of Fort St. George 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, MAY 1710- 



to sell beetle Notwithstanding what wrote in this Cowle the abovementioned Farmers are 

^eTdlcVto permitted to sell beetle leaves or licence such persons they shall think convenient so 
ye inhabits, to doe, provided it appears to be no greivance to the Inhabitants. 

to state & ' Orderd that the Accompt 4 . doe state and adjust all aceo tB . between us & the 

adjuetaooots HoQ bie Comp a 5. Merch t8 . to the ^ m0 . inst*. 

ye Merohts. 

Will : Fraser. 
W. Martin. 

E0B t . EA WORTH. 

Tho : Frederick. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
William Warre. 

A Consultation held on Board the Carlton ffriggat by Cap 1 . George Lyttom 

C0MAND E & WE THE UNDERWRITTEN OFFICERS OF SAID SHIP THIS 26 th APRIL 1710. 

Lattitfde 6 dis 20 m No. from the great Bassias of Zeloan See one League. 

Whereas we were short of our Compliment of men at our departure from Bombay, 
& have had the misfortune of loseing severall since by sickness & desertion, & more 
being now weak, & having lately had advice from the Cheif of Aujengo of the Dolben 
(by whom we were to receive a supply of provisions from Surat) being saild from 
thence for Madrass three days before our arrivall for which reason we doe think it 
proper to touch at same port of Madrass. in order to recruit the ship with men, & to 
receive our said supply oi provisions, because there can be no expectation of being 
furnish'd with said necessarys at the West Coast of Sumatra in case we are dispatch'd 
from thence for Europe this ensuing Sepi ember, or latter Season, as witness our hands 
the day and year above written. 

Thomas Bon kelo ... Boatswain. 

Henry Pitts ... Carpenter 

Robert Boomer ... Gunner. 

Copia Vera Matrum Wright ... 4 th Mate. 

William Burtwell. William Miller ... 3 d Mate. 

Willliam Wmchurst ... Purser. 

Wingate Gale ... 2 d Mate. 

Edward Rogers ... Cheif Mate. 

Hou BIE S E &c A . 

In Complyance to yo r . order I have sent a Copy of a Consultation, held on 
board the Carlton the 26 th April wherein you will find our reasons for comiDg 
into this port from 

To the Hon blb . William Fraser Esq,*. S r ". 

Govern" of Fort S t . George &c\ Council. Yo r Hum ble Serv^. 

Fort S t . George 3 d May 1710. George Lytton. 
5 th Ship Blackboy arrivd from Woodcore. 



At a Consultation 

Monday Present. 

8 th 

William Fraser Esq,* Gov*. & Presid 1 . 
William Martin. Rob t . Baworth. 

Thomas Frederick. Richard Hunt. 

Edward Bulkley. William Jennings 

William Warre. 



Diary and Consultation Book. 1710 43 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, MAY 1710- 



William Fraser Esq. Mintmaster reads his mint acco'. for last month and pays Mint aooot- 
into the E'. Hon We Comp a5 Cash Pa. 436 : 5 fa acco*. Coynage Gold and likewise for last 
delivers the Warehousekeep r . Eup 8 . 1009— acco*. Coynage Silver. Pa°g 3 . 436: 5 

pd iuto Cash 
accot, 
Coynage 
Qold& 
Rupa. 1009 
deld. ye 
Warehouse- 
keeper, aooot, 
Coynage 
Silver. 

Pursuant to an order of last days Consultation Cap' Lytton Command 1, of Capt. Lytton 
the Carlton delivers two packets for the Govern r & Council at York Port, one packets for 
from the E 4 . Hon ble . Comp a . and the other from the Generall & Council at Bombay, Tork Fort 
and the Hon ble . Comp a . having Orderd that place subordinate to us, It is therefore 
Agreed and orderd that the said packets be now opend & read, And on perusing the 
Packet from the Hon blc . Comp a . found their seal was not thereon, & the Command r . 
being sent for and the reason demanded, he alledg'd that off Ceylon he shipd a sea Agreed to be 
into his roundhouse and wetted the packet, upon which he new coverd it and seald °P end feread - 
it with his own seal, which on opening, found it to be so & the List thereof is as 
Enterd after this Consultation which said letters being all now opend and read 
excepting the Packet from the Secret Committee find them consonant & agreeable to 
our orders we have sent by Dep ty Govern* Harrison on ship Frederick. 

Orderd that the Warehousekeep r doe traverse eighty tuns of Saltpetre from the 80 hags 
Hallifax on board the Carlton & likewise lade on board twenty tuns of Eedwood to Saltpetre to 
be sent to the West Coast, and that she be forthwith dispatchd thither, which we from the 
acquainted the Captain with in order to get his ship in a readyness. Oaritoa&°t£ e 

Warehouse- 
keepr, to 
load on said 
ship for ye 
West Coast 
20 tuns of 
redwood, 

Petition of Mess™. Edward Pleetwood & Henry Davenport in behalf of themselves 
1 &c a freighters of ship Hallifax requesting severall things relating to the freightment Hauffax™ 01 
of said ship and the Command 1 - being sent for the same were agreed to, the s d . petition Lw' addi-° r a 
is as enterd after this Consultation. tionaii 

articles to 

their 

Contraot. 

Pleet Aynesworth delivers in a petition wherein he desires leave to goe to Fort Mr Ayns- 
S l . David alledging he has not his health here which is accordingly granted worth P eti - 

° J D tions to goe 

to Port St . 
David which 
is granted. 

Orderd that the Paymaster buy three Chests of wine for the Comp a . their stores The Pay- 
being all OUt Some time agoe. mastertobuy 

° D three cheBts 

of wine. 

Orderd the Town Conicoplys Salary for six months ending the ult°. April last Town coni- 

be paid. coplys salary 

1 orderd to he 

paid 

tc a . Beetle & Tobacco Farmers pays into the K\ Hon b,e Comp 49 Pag*. 583 • 12 
Cash Pag 8 . 583 : 12. on that acco\ ' p d - into cash 

by the beetle 

farmers. 

Orderd that Pag 6 . 500 be advanc'd the washers towards curing the E\ Hon ble . Pag*. 600 

Comp as . Cloth. 'ad.anoed ye. 

r Washers. 

Orderd that Antonio De Costa Nova Topaz be entertaind as a Soldier in this T °P ai * enter- 
Garrison, or elsewhere. teind - 



44 Record* of Fort St. George 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, MAY 1710- 



Pags. looo Orderd that one thousand Pagodas be advancd M r . Kich d . Hunt Paymaster to 

ordd. ye. defray Charges Garrison. 

PaymaBtr - Will: Eraser. 

W. Martin. 

Eob t : Ea WORTH. 

Tho : Frederick. 

Rich d . Hunt. 

Edw d . Bulklev. 

[AV M . Jennings. 

William Warre.] 

List of the Packet to Bencoolen ty Carleton. 
N°. 1. Comp as . Generall to Bencoolen dated y 6 . 21 st . April 1709. 

2. Copy of the Comp a3 . Generall to Ditto dated 3 d . April 1708 sent by the 
Westmoreland. 

3. Invoice of six chests of Bullion for Bencoolen amo' 5 . to £6022 : 18 s . 

4. Bill of Lading for Ditto. 

5. Copy of the arlCetons Charterparty. 

6. Comp as . Generall to Bencoolen dated y e . 21 8t . April 1709. 

7. Packet from the Secret Committee directed to the Govern 1 ', of York 
Fort for the time being dated the 23 d . April 1709 this with 1ST . 6 were enclosed 
eeald up in a cover and directed ffor the Worp 11 . the Govern 1 '. & Council for all the 
forces and affairs of the English nation at York Fort on the West Coast of Sumatra. 

To the Hon ble . Will m . Fraser EsqA 

Presid t . for affairs of the R t . Hon ble . United English 

East Inpia Comp*. on the Coast op Choromandell & Govern*. 

of Fort S t . George &e A . Council. 

Hon b1 \ S E . &c\ 

We having freighted of yo r . Hon r . &e a . Ship Hallifax Cap*. Henry Hudson 
Command r . for a voyage to Canton in China under the terms then agreed on, but 
there being some more very necessary to be added for the security of the R\ Hon ble . 
Comp as . ship and the estates of the GentleuTen of this place loaded upou her, we 
humbly beg leave to represent the same to you, not doubting your ready comply- 
ance thereto, as being so very reasonable. 

First The aforesaid ship Hallifax Charterparty time expiring before 'tis pos- 
sible for us to return again to this port, when the Command 1 ', may if he pleases goe 
for England with the ship, we therefore desire that himself & Officers Enter into an 
Obligation with yo r . Hon r . &c a . to perform the Vogage, and that strict orders be 
given them not to exceed their priviledge granted them by the R'. Hon ble . Comp a . 

The French hourly expect severall ships from Europe and not knowing but that 
some of them may goe to the streights of Malacca, there to cruize for our returniug 
ships, so for the better security of the ship, we humbly desire yo r . Hon r . &c a . to 
spare us twelve Topaz soldiers who may be of service to us, and as this favour 
has been granted to others, we hope t'will not be deny'd us, further requesting that 
in case our Supra Cargoes should at Malacca have certain advices that there is in 
those streights French ships to intercept them, they may be permitted if they think 
convenient to goe by way of Batavia for the better security of ship & Cargoe. 

It having always been the Custom here for the R*. Hon ble . Coinp" 8 . ships to 
take pylots when they goe thro the streights of Malacca, we accordingly engag'd 
Cap'. Walton to goe, who firmly agreed with us, but Cap*. Cockroft since wanting 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1710 45 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, MAY 1710- 



a pylot has inticed him from us, by making him more considerable proposals, which 
ill action (to say no worse) hope yo r . Hon r . &c*\ will take particular notice of, 
and see justice done us, we are. 

Hon ble . S E . &o\ 
FORT S T GEORGE MAT 8 th 1710 Tour most Obed 4 . hum 1 " 6 . Serv ts . 

Hen : Davenpokt. 
Edw d : Fleetwood. 

Ship Eugene Cap 4 . Barrow Comm r . arrivd from Bengali. 9 U ', 

Briggantine S 4 . Pedro arrivd from Trincombarr — 

Ketch 8 4 . Antonio arrivd from Ditto. _ 

Ship Eleanar Cap 4 . Ignace Comm r . saild for Bengali. ]0* 

Ship Parashauee Hodjee Ebrahim Noquedah saild for Bengali. H 
Ship Thomas Cap 4 . Wood Comm r . saild for Bengali by whom sent a Gen 11 , letter — 
to the Gentlemen of Council there dated 27 th . past & 8 th . Ins 4 . 

Ship Nos Sen™, de Fama, Francisco Forez Mast r . saild for Macao. — 

Ship "William Cap 4 . Keble Comand r . arrivd from Bombay. 14 th . 

Ship Mahomudee saild for Bengali. 15^ 



At a Consultation Monday 

Present 15 

William Fraser Esa E . Gov". & Presid 1 . 
William Mar j in. Bob r . Ea worth. 

Thomas Frederick. Richard Hunt. 

Edward, Bulkley. Will m . Jennings. 

William Warre. 

M r . Raworth Warehousekeeper acquaints the Gcv r . & Council that pursuant to Warehouse- 
an order of last days Consultation, he orderd the Saltpetre to be travers'd from k f ee t ? r3 ,J ep0Tt 
the Hallifax on board the Carleton but it being so much damag'd that Cap 4 . Lytton of pete ^ 
would not take it on board, Orderd the Warehousekeep r . doe send off 80 tun of wSehoroe- 
petre out of the Godown on board the Carleton. keep r to send 

r off 80 tuns 

Saltpetre on 
ye Carlton for 
the West 

M r . Thomas Frederick Sea Customer reads his Sea Custom™. acco 4 . for last SeaCuetomM 

Tnnnrh Vi7<- aooot. for last 

montn VIZC. month read. 

Goods imported & exported ... ... ... Pap- S : 2361 : 21 ■ 12 & 

CuBtom on grain 121:20 .. g^* 

Anchorage ... ... ... ... It; 18: .. 

Pa. 2494 : 23 : 12 
and pays into the R 4 . Hon bIe . Comp^. Cash five hundred Pagodas on that account. 

Orderd that the old white horse & y e . bay mare be sold at Outcry they being [An] old 
wore out and wholy unserviceable to the Company. ordlrd^ 8,16 

be sold. 

The following General! letters read Yizt. Generaii 

One from the Cheif & Council of Yizagapat m . of the 15 th . ult°. Letters read. 

One from the Dep 47 . Govern r . &c a . Council at Fort S 4 . David dated the 9 th . inst 4 . 
advising they have drawn two bills of Exchange on us Yizt. one payable to M r Duke 
Faunce for Pag s . 400— and one payable to Yenga Naigue for Pag". 3000. — Agreed 
that both bills be accepted when presented and p d . when due And likewise a letter 
from M r . Noden at Metchlepatam dated the 29 th . ult°. advising the Gusbardar & 
Phousdar are very vexatious and troublesome threatning to force away the present, 
lfio— 12 



46 Records of Fort St. George 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, MAY 17 1C 



The present Agreed and Orderd that the preseat at Metehlepatam be sent to Bengali on ship 



at Metchle- 



Morning Starr, and that the Owners of said ship be allowd fifty Pagodas for freight 
?rei£hted on thereof, and her time of staying there not to exceed ten days, but if she should be 
y e a M °™ing detained longer that the Owners be allow'd three Pag 8 . ^ diem, and that the Pay- 
"engaii & master doe make her a suit of Colours. 



theO* 
fbel allowd 



r: 



mate her 
a suit of 

8°Boiaiers & Orderd that Matheus De Fareira, Charles Johnson & Andrew Dickson be 

1 Gunner entertaind as Soldiers to serve in this Garrison, & Augustine JSTunis in the Gun- 

entertaind n 

room Crew. 

Will : Fraser. 
W. Martin. 
Rob t . Raworth. 
Tho : Frederick. 
Bich d . Hunt. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 
W M Jennings. 
William Waeee. 
Igin Briggautine Elizabeth Cap'. Sanders Comand 1 arrivd from Goa. 

At a Consultation 
Thuksday Present 

18 IH William Peasee Esa E . Gov R . & President. 

William Maetin. Eobert Eawoeth. 

Thomas Frederick. Riohaed Hunt. 

Edward Bulkley. William Jennings. 

Wiiliam Waeee. 
Letter from Translate of Zoudee Cawnes letter ree d . the 16 th inst*. was now read copy of 

Cawne e read. which is as Enterd after this Consultation. 
a copy to he Ordered that Copys thereof be sent to Metehlepatam & Bengali. 

Generall letter to the Council for the United affairs in Bengali dated the 17 a - 
instant and also one to M r . Noden at Metehlepatam of the same date read and 
approved. 
Metohiepm M r Bulkley Land Customer reads his Land Custom acco'. for last month Vizt 

&2£L Choultry Custom Pag, 417 : 21 : 15 ' 

acco t. for Kubye brokers ... ... ... ... ... 42:11:43 

laetmonth Town brokers ... ... ... ... .,. 17; 28: 40 

read ' Registering slaves ... ,. ... .. 1 : 20 : — 



Pags. 479 : 9 : 18 



The freights M ess rs Henry Davenport & Osmond Beauvoir petition that [we] would spare 

? f Ih Ha ar"d aDout e ig nt thousand Pagodas in silver to compleat their China stock, and in consi- 
/oheBt^of 6 deration that there is now 37 chests of silver besides a large quantity of Eupees in 
Treasure at the Godown, Agreed & Orderd that the Warehousekeep r . doe deliver them four 
chests of treasure at Doll 1 ' 8 . 16| for ten Pagodas 

Will : Feaser. 

W. Martin. 

Bob 1 . Eaworth. 

Tho: Frederick. 

Eich d . Hunt. 

Edw d . Bulkley. 

W M . Jennings. 

William Warre. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1710 47 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, MAY 1710 



From Zoudee Cawne, Amenv and Phousdar of Hugly and other Sea ports 

UNDER THE SuBA OF BENGALL, AS ALSO OP ORIXA MeTOHLEPATAM, PeDDEPOLLEE, 
ChINNAPATAM, S t . ThOMA, PdLLIOAT, ChIECICULL &C a . tJNDER THE SuBA OP GOLCONDAH 

rec d . May 16™. 1710. 

I lately wrote yo r . Hon r . by your peons that the King had granted me the 
abovementiond Aineny & Phousdavship and therefore I have appointed Mirza Maho- 
raud Zamau son in Law of Alouda beeg, & Mahomud Salaubeeg Dep tya . under me for 
Met chlepa tarn & Peddepollee, & my friend Aga Mookeem Dep ty . at Chinnapatam, S\ 
Thoma, Pullieat & Chiccacull, and have sent-them their Commissions with a Copy 
of mine attested by the Codjee at Court. 

As there's a great freindship between us and you have often inform'd me that 
' twas yo 1 '. opinion that if all the Sea ports under the Kings dominions were under an 
Admirall (as a Company) he might settle the sea affairs, destroy the Pyrats, inrich 
the Seaports, & encourage the Merchants to come and depart, which will encrease 
their profit and youdesird me to use my utmost endeavours to obtain this, which I 
have done, and on account of our freindship have undertaken this great buisness my 
self and if it happens otherwise, the discredit will be the same to us both, for I 
have no other hopes then the safety of all subjects, the security of ships & Merch ts . 
going or coming by sea, the extirpation of Pyrates, and the enrichment of the 
Kings sea ports, so yo r . Hon r . must use your endeavours in this matter likewise, 
and advise all yo 1 '. Gomostas & Merchants every where to trade freely without 
suspicion of any danger and augment their trade. 

I want yo r . advice if you think it proper to send some of the Kings ships to 
bring Elephants from the other Coast. 

The King has orderd me to build a Fort at Ballasore and enrich yo r . Factory. 
After I arrive at Hugly I will observe how affairs are manag'd, and advise 
yo r . Hon r . 

And now I must desire you to think of means how things may be best carry'd 
on for the Kings advantage and your Companys, [that] so all persons may live 
happy and serve their Maker, for I have neglected other buisness, and undertaken 
this on your account in hopes to get a great name by it and within 5, 6 or 12 months 
time if 'tis your request that I should take in the other Sea ports as also Surat, I can 
procure it, and we must endeavour to promote both our fames, for if we agree we 
can conquer the whole world and clear the seas of all dangers for the Merchants, 

Doubtless you have assisted Mulla Abdull Fuzzil on his going to Pegue, for 
whom have procured a Phirmaund, which I will forward to you as soon as I arrive 
at Eugly, if he is already gone, but if he is still with you, I will send for him here 
to goe on a Companys ship, and when yo r . ships sail thither advise him of what I 
now write you. 

As to the present I have wrote you lately to send it to Bengali according to the 
Kings order which be sure you doe, for 'tis very Decessary that you send a present, 
and when I come to Hugly I will advise you of all other matters, and you should 
send a Va[ck]eel to be with me, which if you approve of you may send such a one as 
Cojah Hamud or Surapa, or else write your people at Calcutta to send one, for I 
shall want him on severall occasions I heartily wish you all health and prosperity. 

Ship Dolhen Cap'. Butcher Comander saild for Bengali. 19 th . 

Sloop Maria arrivd from Trincombarr 20. 

Ship Morning Starr Cap*. Funnell Command 1 ', saild for Bengali & Metchle- _ 

patam by whom sent two Generall letters Yizt. 

One to the Gentlemen of Council in Bengali dated y e . 17 th . inst'. 
One to M r . Noden of ditto date. 
Ship Elizabeth Cap*. Cockroft Commaad 1 '. saild for China. — 

Ship Sylvan Cap'. Ladman Command r . arrivd from Goa. — 

Beceivd ty Pattamars overland two generall letters, from the Cheif & Council 21. 

of Vizagapatam dated the 4 th . & 5 th . inst ts . accompanying two Generalls from the 

Council in Bengali dated the 11 th . & 30 th . of March last. 



48 



Records of Fort St. George 



Monday 
22 D 



Generall 
letters read, 
a Trinoom- 
barr. 
a Bengal] 
advising the 
Hallifax did 
not take in 
her Charter 
party Tonn- 
age [by] 
100 tuns. 



Warehonse- 
keepr. & Sea 
Cnstr. [to] 
examine why. 



Letter from 
Vizagapm. 
read advising 
they are 
apprehensive 
of more- 
trouble from 
Fuckerla 
Cawne 
Warehouse- 
keepr 
read. 
Paga. 500 p d . 
in aeoot. 
quitt rente. 

Paymastrs. 
aooot. for laBt 
month read. 



FORT ST. GEORGE, MAY 1710 

At a Consultation 
Present 

William Fraser Esq". Gov*. & Presid 1 . 
William Martin. Eob t . Ea worth. 

Thomas Frederick. Eich d . Hunt. 

Edward Bulkley. Will 51 . Jennings. 

William Warre. 
The following Generall letters now read 

ffrom the Govern r . & Council at Triucombarr dated y e . 23 d . iust\ N.S., 

ffrom the Council for the United Trade in Bengali dated the 11 th . & 3Q" 1 . 
March last rec a ffl Cossids the 2 l 8t . inst'. with Duplicate of what wrote & the 
Hallifax and her second bill of Lading, and a list of freight goods which is orderd 
to be deliverd to the Sea Customer to bring the same to account, they likewise 
advise that the Hallifax did not take in there for acco*. of the Hon ble . Company her 
Charterparty Tonnage by above one hundred tuns. 

Orderd that M r . Eobert Eaworth Warenousekeep r . and M r . Thomas Frederick 
Sea Customer doe examine into this Affair and make their report thereof ; They 
also advise that the Loyall Bliss was returnd having lost an Anchor and sprung 
her bolt sprit, and that they dayly expect Zoudee Cawne at Hugly the seat of hi8 
Government. 

ffrom Yizagapatam dated the 4 th . & 5 th . inst'. rec d . the 21 st . advising Fuckerla 
Cawne's being reinstated there under Habib Cawne by which they fear more trouble 
may ensue unless the Company pays M r . Holcombes debt due to Fuckerla Cawne. 



month. 



Robert Eaworth WarehousekeeD r . reads his Warehouse account for last 



M r . William Jennings Eentall Generall pays into the E fc . Hon bIe . Comp* 3 . Cash 
'. five hundred account quitt rents. 

M r . Eichard Hunt Paymaster reads his Paymasters Acco'. for last month Vizt. 

Charges (xarrison .. .. . „ .. Pag s . 1278 .. 

Charges Dyet & Allowances . . . . . . 296 : 14 

Dyett & Stores laid in . . . . . . 284 : 23 : 

Charges Generall . . . . . . . . 391 : 1 

Fortitications & repairs . . . . . . 258 : 21 

Charges Cattle . . . . . . . . 70 : 29 

Charges Extraordinary . . . . . . 45 : 3 # : 

Brass Ordinance . . . . . . . . 5 : 28 

Elephants . . . . . . . . 579 : 13 

Accot. Presents . . . . . . . . 133 : 12 

Maddapollam Tateh . . . . . . 19 : . . 

Vizagapatam Factory . . . . . , 1 : . . 



Pag*. 3363 



Pags looo Orderd that one thousand Pagodas be advano'd M r . Hunt Paymaster to defray 

advanod ye. _. ... ° . J J 

Paymaster. Charges Garrison. 

woofforiMt -^- r - J fean:m g s Storekeep r . reads his Storekeep rs . acco'. for last month. 

Mr " " M r . Edward Fleetwood this day appears as one of the Trustees of Gulston Addi- 

woodas son Esq r . and demands a bill of Exchange drawn by the Govern 1 . & Council of York 

the U estate°of Fort payable to Mess™. Jo n . l)avenp[ort] and George Wilcox for Dollars 1379: Sue/1 

G. Addison which belongs to severall persons of this place Owners of the Briggantine 

E8q ' Adventure and no part of the estate of Matthew Eidley Esq r . from whom the bill 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1710 



49 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, MAY 1710- 



expresses value receivd and also appears as Attorney of M". Eliz". Empson Admini- 
stratrix of M 1 '. Matthew Empson dec d . and demands another bill of Exchange drawn 
by the s d . Gentlemen payable to the said W. Empson dec' 1 , for Doll rs . 608 : % 
which actually belongs to the said M 1 . Empson & is no part of the estate of 
M r . William Deane from whom the bill expresses the value rec d . 



Orderd that the said bills be 
Eesolution's bill was. 



ye Owner 
of the 
Adventure 
Briggantine 
demands a 
bill of 
Exchange 
drawn from 
the West 
Coast for 
Dolirs. 1379:1 

as Attorney of 
Mrs. Empson 
demands 
another bill 
for Dollrs. 
608:2. 

on the same terms as the Owners of ship [the] 2 

aforeed. bills 
orderd to be 

Will : Feaser. paid. 

W. Martin. 

Rob 1 . Eaworth. 

Tho : Frederick. 

Rich d . Hum. 

Enw D . Bulkley. 

W M . Jennings. 

William Warre. 



Ship Hussein, Mosa Sesa Noquedah arrivd from Tenassery. 



23 



At a Consultation 
Prest 

William Fraser Esq b . Gov R . & Presid t . 

William Martin. Rob t . Eaworth. 

Thomas Frederick. Eichard Hdnt. 

Edward Bdlkley William Jennings. 
William Warre. 
The President produces to the Council the Translate of a letter from Nowarjee 
at Arcot demanding the five new villages and the four old towns, and likewise one 
(rec d . yesterday) from the Duan to the same purpose all which were read, as also the 
Presidents answers to both of them (which are approved) and are as Enterd after 
this Consultation. 

The Garrison being in want of severall new carriages Orderd that the Store- 
keeper doe provide a sufficient quantity of planek proper for that use to repair them 
not to exceed three hundred Pagodas aad that he take a view of all the stores, arms, 
& ammunition in the Garrison and make his report thereof. 



Orderd that the Paymaster doe take along with him the Gunner, Cheif 
Carpenter & Bricklayer and view the Soldiers guard house at Egmore in order the 
same be repaird with all expedition. 



Wednes- 
day 24™ 



[Co> 
letter: 



untry 
etters & 
answers 
about y" 
[fire] new 
Villages & 1 
old Towns 
read. 

The Store- 
keepr. ordd. 
to provide 
plank for 
Carriages & 
to take a Tiew 
of the stores, 
arms, & 
ammunition 
in the Garri- 
son & make 
his report 
thereof. 
The Pay- 
mastr. Cheif 
Carpenter 
and Brickla- 
yer to view 
the guard 
house at 

Agreed and orderd that about fifty or sixty peons more be entertaind in the 50 or eso 

Service. peons more 

to be enter- 
taind in th« 

1710-13 6erTi0e - 



50 Records of Fort St. George 

FORT ST. GEORGE, MAY, 1710 

Ber-eant & io Orderd that a Serjeant and ten men be sent to Egmore and remain there untill 

men to further orders. 

remain at 

Egmore. Agreed that the President doe write letters to Cawne Bahaudir & Nabob Dowed 

to write 8 ' D Cawne and represent the ill usage we have mett with from their people. 

letters to 
Cawne 
Bahaudir & 
Nabob 
Dowed 

warehouse -"^ Robert Raworth Warehousekeep 1 '. pursuant [to a] former order of Consulta- 

keepra. report tion delivers in a report of the Comp as . Tonnage brought up from Bengali on ship 
fix 5 '!' Hal11 " Hallifax and likewise M 1 '. Thomas Frederick Sea Customer delivers in a list of all 
Tonnage a private goods brought on shore from said ship, both which are as enterd after this 

Bengali. Consultation. 

Topaz Orderd that Domingo Pareira Topaz be entertaind to serve as a Soldier in this 

entertaind. Garrison . 

i2Musteez Cap'. Henry Hudson being bound to China desires wee would spare him twelve 

Corporal? * Musteez soldiers and a Corporall w ch . is agreed to he giving them their pay and 
spard the provisions. 

' . of 



y>. Hallifax. 

Pa. si6 :24fa. Gruapa &c a . Arrack Farmers pays into the R'. Hon ble . Comp HS . Cash Pag s . SlQ-^i^. 

pd into ca 8 h ou that account. 

by the Arrack , Tr ^ 

Farmers. WILL. LEASER. 

W Mabtin. 
Rob t . Rawoeth. 
Tho. Fbederiok. 
Rich b . Hunt. 
£dw d . Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
William Waeee. 

Peom Nowaejee at Aecot eec b . 19 th May 1710 

I arrivd at Arcot the 3 d . inst'. and wonder yo r . Hon r . has not since wrote me a 
freindly letter thereupon, but hope you will for the future till we meet. 

I have before sent Nabob Bowed Cawues perwanna to you to deliver up 
Trivitore &c a . villages under y e . Pollimullee government, and wonder you han't acted 
according to it, but still keep possession, I esteemd you a well wisher to his Highness, 
for you know very well these Villages belong to Cawne Bahawdir so I have ordercl 
the old Villages to be seizd too, so you ought to deliver the villages to the Manger 
of Pulli mul lee, I always wish you well, what can I say more. 

To Nowaejee at Aecot May 22 b . 1710 

I rec a . yours the 19 th . instant wherein you say you wonder I have not wrote 
you a freindly letter since you came to Aroott at which place you arrivd the 3 d . 
instant, I understand what you mean by a freindly letter, but you have not begun 
fairly with me to demand those new Villages which the Nabobs faith and honour by 
his Perwanna gave and confirm'd to me, untill Yeavellapas very urgent solicitations 
and importunitys prevaild with the Nabob to revoke his former grants, and what you 
say that they belong to his Highness Cawne Bahaudirs Jaggeir in the Pullimullee 
government, it may be true, but it is likewise true that the Nabob Dowed Cawne 
gave an equivolent for them to Cawne Bahawdir, and you know likewise that what 
those Villages yeilded yearly we almost gave away as esteeming the honour of the 
Nabobs freindship much more then the profit they yeilded. 

But you goe further and demand the old villages given & confirm'd to my 
Predecessors and his Successors by the then Prince Cawne Bux, Assid Cawne & 
Zulphaker Cawne, which matters doe no ways concern you to meddle with, at a time 
when I have been honourd with severall of his Highnesses Cawne Bahaudirs kind 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1710 51 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, MAY, 1710- 



letters from Court, I have wrote the Nabob Dowed Cawne and wait his answer, 
which when I have you shall know till when doe you preserve and keep all manner 
of good freindship with me, which will approve you to be a wise man on which 
condition I shall be your freind, this is enough and shall say no more. 

From Duan Sadatulla Cawne rec*. May 23 d . 1710 

The occasion of my writing this is, because you still keep possession of Trutore 
&c a . Villages in the Trippasore government, which are in Cawne Bahaudirs Jaggeir, 
in which you doe not well, so you must deliver them to Yeavellapa the Manager of 
Pullirnullee who will encourage the inhabitants and pay us our money, Nabob 
Dowed Cawne some time agoe did send you his Perwanna about this buisness, 
according to which you should act. 

As for the four old Villages we have receivd Cawne Bahawdirs order to seize 
them, which you must also deliver to the said Yeavellapa, what can I say more. 

To Duan Sadatulla Cawne health 

Fort St. George May 25th 1710. 

About some three days agoe a Servant of yours by name Muzzadeen brought me 
a letter said to be from you, which I gave my Braminy to be translated at which 
time 1 desired y c . servant to goe and rest himself after his journey untdl I ha[dl 
given answer to said letter, when he insolently and very pert[ly] as void of all 
manners, and respect, insisted on the delivering [[of] the villages else he would carry 
back your letter which he [did] I told him my buisness was not with him but with 
his Mast[er] your self. 

But supposing the purport of said letter was to demand back the new Villages 
because they belong to Cawne Bahaudi[rs] Jaggeer which may be true, but you 
cannot but at the same time know that my noble great freind the late Da wed Cawne 
gave an equivolent out of his own Jaggeir to the great Cawne Bahaudir which makes 
that matter even, and thus farr I am in the right and you likewise know that I gave 
away more then those Villages brought in, so that the English here lived in all 
freindly trauquiility with the late Nabob, until Yeavellapa that plague of the poor 
and Coclfatrice of all venom, when at Cuddapa never let the Nabob be quiet till he 
had gaind his point to revoke the several! former as well as late Perwannas which 
confirmd those Villages to our Company, so that one Perwanna is not sufficient to 
take away the force and power of all our former grants, under the Nabobs Signature 
and great Chop, by which you would make the promise, faith, and truth of a great 
man of no more value then that of an ordinary man, which is a great derogation to 
the honour of a great Personage. 

Yeavellapah deals trecherously with Madrass a place he is so much beholden to, 
where he stores up so much paddy and grain to await a scarce and dear season to 
increase the misery of the poor, and borrows large sums of money at the same time 
to enable him to pay his rent at the time clue, else he must have been necessitated to 
sell at the Market price which would be cheap. 

As for the four old Villages they were granted and confirmed to us about 
twenty years agoe by the then Prince Cawne Bux, the great Assid Cawne, and the 
then Zulpaker Cawne, now Cawne Bahaudir under their severall and respective 
larger seals. 

My freindly council and advice to yon is that you wou'd consider and value the 
English as being the KiDgs freinds and in his favour, as may appear by his Koyall 
Hosbullhookum from the Throne to my late Predecessor, and that you would keep 
the Kings peace by not committing any manner of hostility, I hopo you will doe 
nothing misbecoming so wise a man as yourself in so great a Post and place of trust, 
and then you and I may come to have a better understanding at least till I hear from 
the great Cawne Bahawdir to whom I am now going to write and have his answer, 
till when I shall be awake, I need say no more. 



52 h'ecords of hort St. George 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, MAY. 1710- 



TO THE HoN BLE . WlLL M . FliASER ESQ*. 

Presid 1 . & Govern 11 , of Fort S'. George &o\ Councill. 
HoN ble . S r . &c :i . 

Pursuant to yo r . order I Lave examined Cap'. Hudson according to the teuour 
of the letter reeeivd from the Council in Bengali why he returnd the rice &o a . 
back again to them and why he has not brought hither what I113 ship was let out for, 
who answers that his ship in order to get out of the river that be might be with you 
to proceed for China according to the agreement made with Mess 1 ' 3 . Fleetwood and 
Davenport was stow'd with abundance of precipitation but hid all the care possible 
been taken it would be a very difficult matter if not an impossibility to load three 
hundred and fifty tuns on his ship, when rice, hogsheads of salt, provisions & leagers 
of Arrack were the greatest part of the Cargoe, however he beleives when yo T . Hony. 
&c a . come to see [the] exact calculation of the private trade as well as the Co[mp a5 ] 
on board his ship, you'l soou be made sensible there will [be] considerably less then 
a hundred tuns wanting ; The Ca[lcu]late of the Companys effects I now deliver to 
yo 1 '. Hon 1 '. &e\ amounting to 247f Tons and for the private I referr you [to] the Sea 
Customer who having the clearance of them at the [Sea]gate is the most proper 
person to give vou true satisfaction [on] that point I am 

Hon llle . &c a . S 1 ' 8 . 
Fori' S t . George May 24 Iir 1710. Yo 1 '. Obedient humble Servant 

EOBERT Ra WORTH. 

To the Hon blb . Will 51 . Fraser Esq*. 

President & Govern*. o» Fort S'. George &c\ Council. 

S rs . 

Pursuant to an order of Consultation I have examined the Sea Customers Regis- 
ter of what private goods landed from ship Hallifax which amount to as ffi hist 1 101 
Tons. 

S™. 
Fort S t . George May y e [lacuna] 1710. Yo r . Humble Serv'. 

Tho: Frederick. 
FortS'. George May y e . 25 tb . 1710. 
List of Tonnage of private trade upon ship Hallifax a Beng". 



Thomas Frederick 21 bales silk 


8* 




L>°. peiee goods 14 bales. . 


o 


• 


D°. Saltpetre . . 70 bags 


H 








11 


Cap'. Hudson . . 9 bales silk ... 


H 




D° wheat . . 100 bags 


6^ 




D°. rioe . . 5-59 


64 









72 


Ships Cooper . . 59 ... 


4 


4 


L° Purser . . 2 rales silk 


— i 




D° . . 22 Loag". Arrack 


2t 






— 


22 : 


Kobert Wynn 1 D° Cheif male 


1 


1 


r l oris 




110 



1/8 



1/3 . . 

Tho : Frederick Sea Oust 1 '. 
Ship Hannover Cap'- Cradock Command 1 '- arrivd from Surat. 
2<> TH - Danes Sloop saild for Triucoinbarr, 

Ship Hallifax Cap'- Henry Hudson Comand 1 '- saild for China. 
Ship Geah Latchme belonging to Kittee Narran saild for Beng 11 - 
Ship Correen belonging to Aga Mokeem saild for Bengali. 



24th. 



27th. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1710 53 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, M AY 1710- 



Beceh T d by peons overland two Generall letters from M r . Noden at Metctile- 29t»* 

patam dated y e - 8 th & 18 th - inst ts - 

Ship Golcondah Cap'. Samuel Hart Commnd r - saild for Bengali by whom sent a 30. 

generall letter to the Gentlemen of Council there dated the 27 th inst'. 

Ship Golden Lyon arrivd from Trincombarr 30th, 

Ship Abingdon Cap 4, Lesley Coinand 1 '. arrivd from Bombay. 



At a Consultation Junb. 

Present Thursday 

William Eraser Esa R - Gov*- & Presidt. 
William Martin. Bob t . Baworth. 
Thomas Fredkriok. Bichard Hunt. 
Edward Bulkley. Will m - Jennings. 
William Warre. 
Generall Letters from M 1 '- Noden at Metehlepatam dated the 8 th & 18 th May « enera11 
now read, advising that the Gusbardar is very troublesome and that he has drawn a M\tohiepa° m 
bill of Exchange on us for two hundred Pagodas payable at sight to M r< Thorn 8 . tam read - 
Frederick which being now presented Agreed the same be paid. 

The President produces a letter to Cawne Bahawdir which is now read and Letter fl . om 
approved, and is as Enterd after this Consultation. toCwme 6n 

Bahawdir 
lead. 

Petit 11 of Jacob Lawrence Purser of the Danes ship call'd the Princess Sophia Peti ' ion of 
Bedrigg let out to freight to the late Presid'- Pitt read, demanding seven hundred the Danes 
and fifty Bupees for his priviledge on board said ship sold to the said Presid'- Pitt as Bhi P- 
advis'd us by y e ' Govem r - & Council at Trincombarr in a letter dated the 23 d ult° 
N.S., Orderd that the said petition be deliverd to M r - Bobert Baworth Attorney of 
the late Presid' - Pitt to give answer there[to]. 

Agreed and orderd that two thousand Pagodas be advano'd M r - Richard Hunt Pa e B - 2 o«° 
Paymaster to defray Charges Garrison. Paymaster. 

The Accomptant reads the Journall pareells from the month of February last. TheAooomptt 

journall 
parcels for 
Febry 
last. 

The President produces a letter from the Duan receivd %> a Braminy attended Letter from 
with six horse intimating something of a great Diamond, but so intricate and obscure reed l^a 
we can't perfectly tell his meaning, Translate of which is as Enterd after this Con- Braminy 
sulfation. 

Orderd that Pedro Lopez, Manuel de Costa, Lewis de Hosairo & John de Bosairo * Topasses 
Topazes be entertaind as Soldiers and John Paubperie & Andrew Vandame in the fnterteind 6 ™ 
Gunroom to serve in this Garrison. 

Orderd that the Paymaster doe provide five hundred bamboes proper for the 50 ° bamboes 
repairing of the Cheval de ffreizes. bought for* 

repairs of the 

Cheval 

de Freizes. 

M r Thomas Faucet appearing now before us requests he may serve the Hon bIe - [M*.] Faoet 
Company as third in Council at Vizagapatam which is agreed to, Orderd that he goe serre s* L 
down ty the first sea Conveyance. v°™tm 

Will : Fraser. wch- is 

W. Martin. granted. 

\_Lacuna~\ 

Tho : Frederick. 

Eich d - Hunt. 

Edw d - Bulkley. 

W M - Jennings. 

William Warre. 

1710—14 



54 Records of Fort St. George 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, JUNE 1710- 



To the most Excellent and most 

Illustrious Prince Cawne Bahawdir 
Ameer ul Ombrah "William Fkaser 
Govern*- of Port S t ' George for Affairs of 
the English Nation, wisheth all health. 

Fort S t - George 
May y s - 29 th 1710. 

May tbe speciall providence of the only great God and the diviue gooduess of 
the most High always keep and guard the person of the great and most noble Prince 
Cawne Bahawdir, that he may be always as a seal on the right hand and a precious 
jewell in the eyes of the great and most victorious King Shaw Allum whose happy 
reign with long life God continue to be the glory of the age, and that his great fame 
and praises may reach to the ends of the earth. 

It was the happy time when the royall army of the all conquering King Orem 
Zeb lay before Chingee when yo r . victorious arms laid seige to that strong fortress 
that my Predecessor J[ohn] Yale was so highly houourd by the Nishan sent him by 
the then royall Prince Mahomud Cawne Bax under his larger signature, we were 
likewise at the same time honourd with Perwanuas from the great and most 
renowud Assid Cawne then Grand Vizier your most noble father, and our honour- 
able great & good freind, as also perwannas from yo r ' noble self & Allemudde3 Cawne 
Nabob bearing date the 25 th of the month Jemaydellasay in the 35 th year of the 
happy reign of the great Orem Zeb Allumgeer by all which the Nishan and the 
aforesaid severall Perwannas in a gratefull sence expressing the good service & 
assistance of the then English Govern 1 ", of Port S 1 ' George for which good service of 
the English Companv meeting with the good inclination & generous disposition of the 
Prioce & the great Assid Cawne -were pleasd to honour the English with the Epithet 
of the King[s] freinds, & as a further demonstration of the Princes speciall favour & 
good esteem he had of our faithful! service to the King, he freely gave and granted 
to the English Govern*. & his Successors by his great & generous Nishan the power 
& perpetuall leave and liberty of coyning gold and silver of the severall species of 
the fortunate stamps to the weight and purity of the establishd Standard to pass 
Currant in all the Kings vast dominions. 

And on the 10 th . Peb ry . 1692/3 being the 36 th . year of the Kings reign we were 
honourd with the Nabob the great Assid Cawne[s] Perwannas which freely gave 
and granted to the English Company the perpetuall inheritance of three Villages, 
Egmore, Tandore & Persiwaca with all and singular their proflits and Incomes with 
assurance he would procure from the Throne a Royall Phirmaund to confirm our 
old priviledges with additions of others new, according to our request of all which 
your noble self was the great and happy instrument, those Perwannas came by the 
hands of Emaum Cooly which we receivd here with great Solemnity on the 25 th . 
Feb ry . 1692/3 according to the Christian iEra, Copy of which perwanna I send yo r . 
Excell oy . attested by the Codjee. 

Since which time we have and ever shall continue true and faithfu.ll freinds to 
the Kings interest in consideration of which the late Nabob Dowed Cawne gener- 
ously gave and granted to Gov r . Pitt my late Predecessor five Villages Vizt 
Longumbauc, Varsalavada, Trivitore, Sautungudda, & Cuttevauca as may appear by 
his perwanna dated the 28 th . of Septemb r . 1708 which five villages are valued in the 
Kings books at fifteen hundred Pag s . & ami, but I let them out for no more then 
twelve hundred Pag 8 , yearly, on purpose that the people may live easy and quiet, 
Copy of said Perwanna attested by the Codjee I send yo 1 ". Highness, which is said 
to be out of your Jaggeir but that Nabob Dowed Cawne gave yo r . Highness an 
equivolent out of his own Jaggeir at S\ Thoma because those Villages were joyning 
to our three old Villages granted us, as has been said by the Nabob the great Assid 
Cawnes perwannas. 

But so it is, may it please yo r . Highness, that one Teavellapa a pernicious 
wicked fellow who hath rented the Pullimuliee and Trippasore Country's about us, 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1710 55 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, JUNE 1710- 



went up to Cuddapa about a month or six weeks before Nabob Dowed Oawne left 
that place and never let Dowed Cawne be quiet till by his earnest solicitations, and 
bribes to servants, & under Officers, he so farr prevaild at last that he gott and 
obtaind a new perwanna from that Nabob reversing his former perwannas which 
gave and granted the aforesaid five villages to the English Company, tho we give 
away more then those Villages bring in, of which we lay up nothing, as much 
more valuing the honour and freiudship of the giver, then the gift, But this is 
not all his malice but that the said Yeavellapa is endeavouring all he can might and 
main to prevail with the Duan & Sheik at Arcot to petition yo 1 '. Highuess for 
obtaining yo r . Perwannas to take away the 3 old Tillages given and granted to the 
English Company (as has been said) by the Perwannas of the Nabob the great 
Assid Cawne yo 1 '. most noble father, by which they would endeavour to east a 
blemish upon the faith and honour of so great a Personage, in derogation to his 
promise, which I hope yo 1 '. Highness will have regard for, that our faithful! and 
mutuall freindship may be preservd inviolable. 

This same Teavellapah the Epitome of all venome and malice has dealt knav- 
ishly and treacherously with Madrass a place where he stores up so much paddy 
&c a . grain, on which he takes up and borrows money of our Inhabitants to enable 
him to pay his rent at the same time when due, & thereby making a scarcity & 
dearness of grain in a time of plenty to grind the face of the poor, without which 
borrow'd money he would be forced to sell his paddy all seasons of the year cheap, 
to make money to clear and pay the Duan, this matter of the paddy is a great 
greivance which I hope yo r . Highness will redress by ratifying and confirming to us, 
yo 1 '. most noble father's former Perwannas, and inforce them by new ones from your 
great and generous self, this will perpetuate jo r .name worthy to be ingraved in letters 
of Gold on the rarest monuments of marble, that yo r . praises may be always celebrated 
with the greatest solemnity, and that all yo 1 '. great undertakings and management in 
affairs of state the Heavens may always be propitious to you, with a Continuance of 
the King's favour, what more should I say. 

Erom Duan Sadatulla Cawne rec d . y e . 30 th May 1710. 

All health ! I have formerly wrote you about the Hoosbullhookum I receivd 
from Court seald with the Kings Je[w]ellers Jevoyhee Cawnes seal, that Kauia 
Chundra Voggee ha[s] given a bond in the Court, about the Diamond that was 
br[ought] so I hope you will observe it, & lately I rec d . a strict order from said 
Jeweller to send up that Diamond to the King with a [11] speed therefore I have sent 
Mooro Pundet to you, and as soon as you receive this send up said Diamond with 
all care under your seal, being there is still a freindship between us so don't delay 
sending said Diamond for this is extraordinary buisness belonging to the King, 
what can I write more. 

Ship John Lewis belonging to Cojah Awannes arrivd fro™ T[ork Port]. f* 

Ship William Cap'. Keble Comand r . saild for Bengali. 2 

Briggantine Elizabeth Cap'. Sanders Comand 1 '. saild for Ditto. _1 

Sloop Allie saild for Ditto. _ 

Ship Tankerville Cap'. Newnam Comand r . arrivd from Bombay. 4* 

Danes Sloop arrivd from Trincombarr. _ 



At a Consultation 

Present Monday 

5 th . 
William Eraser Esq*. Gov*. & Preside 
William Martin. Robert Raworth. 

Thomas Frederick. Richard Hont. 

Edward Bulkley. William Jennings. 

William Warre. 
The Accomptant reads the Joumall parcels for the month of March last. The 

Aooomptt. 

reads ye. 
Jonrnall 
paroelB for 

Maroh last. 



56 



Records of Fort St. George 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, JUNE 1710- 



The Preside 
reads hie 
aooo'. Cash 
for last month 
hallo . 
Pa. 9638 : 
18: 3 
Report of a 
peice of 
ground 
proper for a 
guard house 
at Egmore. 

Mr Raworth 
delivers in an 
answer to the 
Danes 
Pursers 
petition. 

Colloway & 
Vineatty 
Chittys 
petition 
relating to 
ye. Egmore 
inhabitants. 
Willm- 
Deanes bill 
for 2000 ps. 
8/8 ordd to be 
paid. 



Benja. 
Henning 
presents a _ 
bill of Exoha. 
for 1216 
DolUs. drawn 
from the 
West Coast, 
agreed the 
same be paid 
[as] the 
rest. 



The President reads his acco'. of the R* 
the ballance resting Pag s . 9638 : 18 ; 3. 



Hon ble . Comp 88 . Cash for the last month 



Pursuant to an order of Consultation of the 24 th . ult°. M r . Hunt &c a . deliver in 
their report relating to a guard house at Egmore and that they have pitch'd on a 
peice of rising ground on this side the Town, as most proper for that use, which is 
accordingly agreed to, and the Paymaster orderd forthwith to build the same, the 
said report is as Enterd after this Consultation. 

M r . Eobert Raworth pursuant to an order of last days Consultation delivers in 
an answer to Jacob Lawrences Petition which is as enterd after this Consultation, 
the determination thereof is deferr'd untill the arrivall of M r . Peter Curgenven who 
was then Supra Cargoe on said ship. 

The petition of Colloway Chitty & Vineatty Chitty read relating to the inhabi- 
tants of Egrnore &c a . Orderd that the partys complaind against in said Petition doe 
attend next Consultation. 

The consideration of the letter receivd from Will ra . Deane as mentiond in Con- 
sultation of the 3 d . ult°. being reassum'd relating to his bill of two thousand Dollars, 
which being now presented by M 1 '. Thomas Prederick, and upon the whole it's 
Agreed the same be paid with Interest as allowd on the Owners of ship Resolutions 
bill, and to that time. 

Benjamin Henning presents a bill of Exchange for twelve hundred and fifteen 
Dollars drawn by the Govern 1 ', and Council of York Port on this place which being 
one of the bills formerly protested, and it appearing to have been money really paid 
into the Cash, Agreed the same be paid w tu . Interest as abovemention'd. 



Rice ty 
flallifax a 
Bengali 
proveing 
musty ye, 
Warehouse- 
keepr is 
orderd [to] 
sell it & buy 
paddy. 
Mr. Raworth 
pays into 
Cash 

Pags. 18000 
aecoi. silver 
sold. 



The rice receivd from Bengali ^ s ^ip Hallifax proving a little musty and 
will be worse for keeping Agreed and orderd that the Warehousekeeper doe sell 
the same publickly and that he buy paddy in small quantitys as privately as may be 
least it should occasion the rise of srain, to be laid in as Stores for the Garrison. 



M r . Robert Raworth Worehousekeep 1 '. pays into the R\ Hon 1316 . Companys Cash 
eighteen thousand Pagodas account Silver sold. 

Will : Eraser. 
W. Martin. 
Rob t . Raworth. 
Tho : Prederick. 
Rich". Hunt. 
Edw d . Buxkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
William Warre. 
To "?he Hon ble . William Eraser Esq*. 

Presid t . & Govern*, of Port St. George 
&c\ Council. 
Hon i1e . S E &c\ 

Pursuant to an order of Consultation of the 2i th . ult°. we went to view Egmore, 
& the best observation we could make we find a smooth rising ground at the Towns 
end of the side of Egmore to be the properest place to build a guard room in defence 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1710 57 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, JUNE 1710- 



of any party of 9oldiers if should be occasion to send out to secure that Town, by 
intrenching round the lower [side] of that ground to be faced up with brickwork & 
that the guard house be built on the highest part of that ground where [as] 
well as most parts thereabouts they have a clear prospect of Madrass that by signalls 
made tbey may be releiv'd by sending them succours, which is the opinion of 

Hon ble . S E . &c a . 
Yo r most humble Servants 
Eichaed Hunt. 
Gabriel Poirier. 

EOBERT ATKINSOn. 

To the Hon ele . "Will*. Eraser Esqr. 

Presid t . & Govern* : of Fort S T . Gborge 
&c A . Council. 
Hon* LB . S r . &c a . 

I have perus'd the petition deliverd yo r . Hon r . &c a . by Jacob Lorenzo late 
Purser of the Sophia Hedwik and doe confirm the verity of what he alledges that the 
Hon ble . Thomas Pitt Esq r . did agree to give him for his priviledge (in behalf of 
himself &c a . freighters) on said ship the sum of 750 Rup s . which had the complainant 
performd he would most undoubtedly have rec a . the prcemium, but not only before 
he went from hence but likewise in Bengali both he and his Captain who was to 
receive on the same consideration 1500 Eup 3 . immoderately broke it, first to my own 
knowledge by taking Arm[eni]ans Rupees upon freight, with a design to defraud the 
Freighters of that advantage, & afterwards as I am credibly informed by loading so 
much goods on the ship in Beugall as brought her down two streaks in one night, 
for which reason and other irregularitys committed by the said Jacob Lorenzo and 
his Captain, the Hon ble . Thomas Pitt requested the Govern r . of Tranqambarr he 
might be discharg'd from his employ on the ships arrivall at Anjengo, which he 
then thought was so justly deserv'd that he immediately orderd another person in 
his Station, and therefore I can but admire he should recommend him so strenuously 
to yo r . Hon r . &c a . But as M 1 ' Peter Curgenven (who we expect here in a very short 
time) was Supra Cargoe of the ship and personally present at all these disputes I 
beg yo r . Hon r . &c a . to excuse my giving a more particular answer to the Complain- 
ants petition till his arrivall and am 

Hon BIE . S B . &c a . 

Port S t . George Yo r . Obed'. humble Servant 

June 5 th 1710. Robert Eaworth. 



Ship Josiah Cap'. Meverell Command 1 ', arrrivd from Surat. 5th 

Ship Geah Latchme saild for Atcheen. 

Ship Golden Lyon saild for China. — 

Ship Harriot Cap'. Weld Command r . arrivd from Surat 6 



A.i a Consultation Thubsday 

Present 8™, 

"William Fraber Esa\ Gov E . & Presld t . 
William Martin. Eob t . Eaworth, 

Thomas Frederick. Eich d . Hunt. 

Edward Bulexey. Will". Jennings. 

William Warre. 

There being a great quantity of Goa Arrack come to this place and it being Q a arraok 
very cheap Agreed and Orderd that the Steward doe buy thirty hogsheads for stores ordeidtob. 
for this Garrison and supplys for the subordinate Factorys. bot- 

1710—16 



58 



Records of Fort St. George 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, JUNE 1710- 



Eeportof^ M r . William Jennings Storekeeper pursuant to a late order of Consultation 

Btorefl & amu- (jg^ygpg i n his report of the stores and Ammunition of this Garrison which is as 

Enterd after this Consul vation. 
Letters to Generall letters to Vizagapatam & Fort S*. .David dated the 5 th & 8 th . inst*. 

Sw^read, approved and signed. 

Theaooomptt. The Accomptant does now declare that he cannot get the Merchants to settle 

oan*t r get the and adjust their acco t8 . with the R'. Hon ble . Company, and the same Merchants now 
merohantB to appearing desire that some money might be paid them on acco". goods brought in, 



so soon 



as they have made up 



Pags. ioooo Orderd that ten thousand Pagodas be paid them, 
°afd them 6 their acco ts . with the Company and not before. 

when aooots. 
are adjusted. 

Paga. 583: 12 Erlepaw &c a . beetle & Tobacco Farmers pays into Cash Pag 8 . 583 : 12 fa . on that 

beetle & 7ye ' account. 

Tobacoo 

Farmers. 

Page. 1000 Orderd that one thousand Pagodas be -advancd M r . Richard Hunt Paymaster 

ordd. y e fo defray Charges Garrison. 

aymas er. WlLL : FfiASEB. 

W. Martin. 
Eob t . Rawobth. 
Tho: Feedeeick. 
Rich e . Hunt. 
Edw d . Bulkley, 
W M . Jennings. 
William Waere. 
To the Hon BL5S . Will m . Frasee Esa K . 

PfiESID 1 . & G0VEEN E . OF FoET S x . GeOEGE 

&c\ Council. 
Pursuant to a late order of Council of the 24 th . past having viewd and examind 
the condition of the stores of the Garrison, I find only the Gun carriages in a very 
bad condition which in order to repair I have according to yo r . Hon r . &c as . order 
provided plank sufficient for that purpose I am 

Yo r . Eon rs . &c as . most hum blB . Serv'. 
Fort S t . Qeokge William Jennings. 

May y e . 9 th . 1710. 

8 th . Cawne Bahawdirs Letter sent by four Rashboot peons. 

— • Dispatch'd a generall letter to Fort S 4 . David of this days date. 

9lH ' Dispatch'd a generall letter to the Cheif & Council of Vizagapatam dated y 6 5 th . 

inst'. 

— Rec d . by peons overland two gene rail's from M r Noden at Metchlepatam dated 
y e . 30 th . & ult°. past. 

Ship Cododaut, Gulamaumum, Noquedah Arrivd fro Beng D . 



10 T 



Monday 
12™. 



At a Consultation 
Present 
William Feasee Esq*. Gov*. < 
William Maetin. Rob t . Eaworth. 

Thomas Feedeeick. Rich". Hunt. 

Edward Bulkley. Will: Jennings. 

William Warre. 
Letter from General Letters from M r . Noden at Metchlepatam dated the 30 th . & 31 st . May 

re«d ai vising 1710, now read, advising that the Morning Starr arrivd the 25 th ult°. and that the 
of the amvaii old Govern*, was displaced and a new one appointed to whom he had address'd 



Diary and Consultation Book : 1710 59 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, JUNE 1710- 



himself but could not prevail with him to permit the present to be loaden on board ? { J e - Morn- 
by means of the Gusbardar be not being willing to goe along with it, Agreed that nX^vem * 
fifty Pag s . be paid to the Owners of ship Morning Starr they having comply'd with Va s»- 6o 
their Contract. £a. t ' h t e obe 

OwnerB of the 

Morning 

Starr. 

Cap*. Charles Newnam Command 1 ', of the Tankerville was this day sent for and [Capt.] New 
ask'd if he would take aboard the Companys Treasure for Bengali who answerd he" a ^f? 8 ^ 
was let to freight by the Generall & Council at Bombay, and that he could not take Treasure for 
it in otherwise then paying freight, unless we would give him an obligation to save b^nf^tuut 
him harmless from the now Freighters, upon which it is Agreed to wait another to freight. 

, ■ , Agreed to 

Opportunity. wa y another 

opportunity. 

"William Fraser Esq r . Mintmaster reads his mint acco\ for the last month and p a gs. i6i- 6f« 
pays into Cash Pag s . 151 : 6 acco*. Covnage of Gold, and delivers the Warehouse- & Ru p s - 629- 
keep'. Bup*. 529 : 12 acco*. Coynage Silver. ^ £* * t 

aooo',- Coy- 
nage. 

Orderd that Hans Andrews be discharg'd having serv'd the time he engag'd a Soldier 

for with the President & Council. disohargd. 

Orderd that Manuel de Fonsac & Thome de Cruz Topasses be entertain'd as 2 Topasees 

Soldiers in this Garrison. entertaind. 

Letters from Dackneroy (the Duans Seor y .) & Aga Mookeem rec a . yesterday, now Letters from 
read, and are as Enterd after this Consultation. SiRpR 

Will: Eraser. re!d. Mo ° keein 

W. Martin. 
Eobt. Baworth. 
Tho : Frederick. 
Eich d . Hunt, 
Edw d . Bclkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
William Warre. 
From Dackneroy 

rec d . x E , 11 th June 1710, 

I am inform'd of yo r . Hon 1 ' 8 , good character by Aga Mookeem, at which I 
rejoyce, yo r . Hon 1 , had best dispatch a Vackeel hither with all speed, that so matters 
may be made up in a freindly manner, the Duan has wrote you to deliver up 
Trivitore &c a . villages according to Cawne Bahawdirs order and has sent Perserom 
to seize them, so you had better deliver them to him which will please the Duan, 
and gain credit to yo T . self. We have before sent Moroo Puntuloo about the 
Diamond which he must bring with him, and you ought to comply therein, because 
there's a strict order from Court about it, what can I say more. 
From Aga Mookeem 

rec d . the 11 th . June 1710. 
I arriv'd at Arcot the 6 th . June & paid my respects to the Duan & presented 
yo r . Hon TB . service, to which he answerd, this Govern 1 , uses me very slightingly, & I 
was never used so illy by any Govern r . before, for that Cawne Bahawdir has sent 
frequent orders to deliver the villages to Nowarjee, about which the Duan has wrote 
strictly to yo r . Hon 1 ., & Do wed Cawne has done the same, I have argued very much 
in yo r . behalf, but he won't hearken to any thing till the Villages are first deliverd. 
When Cojah Hamud yo r . Vackeel shall appear here about the old Villages & the 
Diamond then matters will be settled, as I am yo r . Hon" 3 , real freind so I would 
advise you to deliver up the villages, & if you send up [the] Vackeel, ' twill be 
for yo r . advantage, if not,' twill be a long time before you are clear of these troubles, 
but yo r . Hon r . may doe what you please, what can I write more. 

Rec d . a generall Letter from the Dep ty . Govern 1 . & Council at Fort S'. David 12 IH 
dated the 9 th inst'. 



60 Records of Fort St. George 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, JUNE 1710- 



13th Ship Euegene Cap 1 . Barrow Command 11 , saild for Bengali. 

This day news was brought us that forty of the Moors horse had gone and 
seiz'd the five new Tillages given us by Nabob Dowed Cawne. 

14 , E Beceiv'd a general! Letter from the Dep ty . Govern 1 . & Council at Fort S\- 

David dated the 1 1 th inst*. 

Danes Sloop saild for Trincombarr. 

_ Ship Tankerville Cap'. Newnam Comand r . saild for Bengali by wh[om] seat 

a generall Letter to the Council there dat d . the 12 th inst'. 

Ship Sylvah Cap 1 . Ladman Command 1- , saild for Ditto. 

The President with some Gentlemen going over on the Island to view the Cattle 
there in order to increase their quantity for the use of the Garrison, the Country 
government being very unsettled] since Dowed Cawne left these parts, at which 
time word was brought him by one of our peons that forty horses of the Moo[rsl 
were gott together at the metta being a place where the Moo[rs] receive the Country 
Juncan, and is a slip of ground that lyes betwixt our bounds and our Town of 
Egmore upon which the President immediately sent a peon and orderd them to 
decamp and at the same time orderd a detachment of twenty Soldiers under the 
command of an Ensign to succour our guards at Egmore which was accordingly 
done. 



At k Consultation 
Present 

William Phaser Esq,". Gov*. & Presid t . 
Thursday William Martin. Eobert Eaworth. 

15th Thomas Prpderick. Richard Hunt. 

Edward Bulklev. William Jennings. 

William Warre. 
The following Generall Letters receivd and sent read. 
Generaii ffrom the Dep ty . Govern 1 . &c a - Council of Port S'. David dated the 9 th . & II th 

' -■-'* nst ts . rec d . the 12 th & 14 th . 



letters reed 
sent read, 



To My. Noden at Metchlepatam of Yesterdays date. 



Port St. 
David bill of 



In the generall letter from Port S\ David of the 9 th . inst*. they advise they 
have drawn a bill of Exchange on us for one thousand and twenty three Pagodas 
Page. io23: 5 fa . payable to Cap 1 . Christopher Cradock & M 1 ' Prannis Molyneux which being this 
D^paid" 11 ' t0 ^ a y presented. Agreed the same be paid when due. 

T^irftbe' They likewise advise that the Tatch is fitting and almost ready to putt to sea 

Pon st and that they have 391 bales in their Godowns & have inclosed us their Stewards 
°u Tid Gene " acco ts . from the ult°. September last, to the ult°. March last, and also a list of the 

desperate debts standing on their Generall books. 
Advioes from And in their Generall letter of the 11 th . they advise of Cap'. Hugonin & Ensign 

David of Reay's being seiz'd by the Moors (about four or five miles out of our bounds) who 
Capt Hugonin demand twenty (five thousand Chuckrums being due from the renters of the Waldore 
Reaysfeing Country who are fled to their place for protection , Agreed that the President doe 
Moo d by the wr i te a severe letter to the Govern r . of Waldore (in whose Custody our people are) 
and also that we write a Generall letter to the Dep ty . GovenT. & Council and give- 
them a discretionary power to use their utmost endeavours to recover our people. 
oTT^d par " "^ ie Accomptant reads the Journall parcels for April last. 

Letter to ye ;rh e Presidents letter to the Suba of Golcondah read and approved. 

Suba of Gol- rr 

oonda read. 

to^^^fc Agreed that a generall summons be sent to all the Inhabitants to attend in the- 

[Offiojers Consultation room tomorrow morning, and that the Train'd bands be forthwith 
cbosen raisd, of which M r . Eobert Raworth is nominated Captain, M r . Charles Boone 

Lieutenant, and M r . John Scattergood Ensign. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1710 



61 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, JUNE 1710- 



Orderd that the Paymaster doe take a view of all the Companys horses in the 
Stable with their Accoutrements and see what's wanting in order that the same 
be forthwith made new or repaird. 

Orderd that the Steward doe lay before us an account of all stores and pro- 
visions in the Garrison and that he buy in two hundred hogs 

Adjournd till tomorrow morning nine a clock. 



Will: Fraser. 
W. Martin. 
Rob 1 . Eaworth. 
Tho : Frederick. 
Rich". Hunt. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
William Warre. 



The Pay- 
master to 
view the 
horses [to] see 
what farm- 
tare wanting. 
The Steward 
ordi. to give 
in an acoot. of 
all stores & 
provisions in 
ye Garrison 
4 to buy in 
200 hogs. 



Dispatch 11 a Generall letter to M r . Noden at Metchlepatam dated yesterday. 15™ 

Consultation Continued. Friday 16. 

Generall letter from the Dep ty Govern r & Council at Fort S'. David dated the 249 bales 
13 th inst*. receivd this day 5^ ship Rebecca now read advising they had loaden on the r^om 
her for the Coinp* 8 . acco'. two hundred & forty nine bales at half a Pagoda & bale from . Port 8t ' 
freight, Ord d . that the Warehousekeeper doe unload the said bales. 

This day pursuant to an order of yesterdays Consultation the severall Gentlemen 
&c a . of the inhabitants appeard before us, when it was unanimously agreed that 
M r . Rob'. Raworth should be Captain, M r . Charles Boone Lieutenant, & M r Jo n . 
Scattergood Ensign of the Train bands Orderd that the Sec 17 , doe draw our Com- 
missions for them accordingly. 

Severall inhabitants of the Portugueze & Armenians were also before us and 
desir'd that they would deliver in an account of all people of their respective Nations 
in this place in order that they might be formed into a body of Train bands, which 
accordingly they promise to doe. 



The Inhabit- 
ants appear 
aooording to 
yesterdays 
summons. 



Armenian & 
Portugueze 
inhabitants 
desird to 
give in an 
aooot. of 
their people. 



Orderd that an acco'. of all horses in this Garrison be taken, and that no person [No] horse 



sell any to be carry'd out of Town untill further order. 



to be sold to 
be oarryd 
out of Town. 



Will : Eraser. 
W. Martin. 
Rob 1 - Raworth. 
Tho : Frederick. 
Rich d Hunt. 
Edw d - Bcjlkley. 
W K - Jennings. 
William Warrb. 



Dispatcbd a letter to Fort S'. David of this days date. 

Ship John Lewis sail'd for Bengali. 

Rec d . a Generall Letter from M r Noden at Metchlepat m . dated the 6 th inst' 

Dispatcbd a Generall letter to Fort 8'. David of this days date. 

Ship Concord Cap'. Arlond Comand r . aaild for Bengali. 



18 



62 



Records of Fort St. George 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, JUNE 1710- 

At a Consultation 



Present 



Monday 

19 TH 



"William Frasbb Esa K 
William Mabtin. 
Thomas Frederick. 
Edward Bulkley. 



Gov* & Peesid t - 
Rob t - Raworth. 
Rich d Hunt. 
Will*- Jennings. 



William Warrb. 

This day was read a perwanna from Cawne Bahawdir reo d . the 16 th . inst 4 . order- 
ing the delivering up the five new Villages and also one from Duan Sadatulla Cawne 
the present Nabob of these parts, which orders to comply therewith, both which are 
as Enterd after this Consultation. 

And finding the Duan is somewhat more smooth & obliging in his Style then in 
his former perwannas, and that he expects a present from us, and it being always 
accustomary to present these great men at their first coming to their places, which 
probably will accomodate matters with him, and he having now receiv'd the additionall 
honours' and dignitys of the Sea port towns, It's therefore agreed that a present be 
made him the amount of which is deferr'd untill next Consultation. 

[Lettr. ] from Generall letter from M r . Noden at Metchlepatam dated y e . 6 th . inst'. ree d . the 17 th 

Metohlepm. nowread _ 

[Sea custom] M r Frederick Sea Customer reads his Sea Customers acco'. for the month of May 

aooot. read. J a8 t Vizt. 



Perwanna 
from Cawn 
Bahawdir 
[for] the 
delivery up 
of the 5 new 
Villages read 
[A p]resent 
to be made 
y»- Duan. 



Custom on goods imported & exported 

Custom on grain 

Anchorage 

Tonnage ... ... 



Pag 8 



2965:11:72 

150:25:56 

45:18.— 

22:31:— 



Pag 3 , 



3184:14:48 



ConingeBby 
petitions to 
[leave the] 
eervioe. 



The Carlton 
to be 

diBpatoh 'd for 
the West 
Coast. 



a refractory 
fellow ras'd 
out of the 
beetle Cowle. 



M r Ferdinando Coningesby delivers in a petition requesting he may be permitted 
to lay down the service and return for England on the Abingdon not having enjoy'd 
his health for some time, Agreed his request be granted & his Petition is as Enterd 
after this Consultation. 

The troubles in the Country seeming now in a manner to be over, for which 
reason the Carlton has been detaind for some days, Agreed she be dispatchd for the 
West Coast. 

Orderd that Antonio Elisha Topaz be entertaind a Soldier in this Garrison. 

Paucalla Eamadu one of the Tobacco & Beetle Farmers having behav'd himself 
very notoriously, and creates great disturbances amongst the rest of the farmers, in 
so much that all complain against him and desire he may be ras'd out of the Cowle, 
promising they will see the Companys duty punctually [pd.] Orderd that he be ras'd 
out of said Cowle accordingly. 



Will : Fraser. 
W. Martin. 
Rob t Raworth. 
Tho: Frederick. 
Rich d - Hunt. 
Edw d - Bulklet. 
W M Jennings. 
William Wabbb. 



Diary and Contultation Book, 1710 63 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, JUNE 1710- 



Prom Prince Cawne Bahawdir 

bated y* 16 th . of March 1709/10 
rbo b . y b . 16 of June 1710. 
The Cornatta Sea ports which were granted to Zoudee Cawne are now again 
confirm'd to Sadatulla Cawne as before, which is the occasion of this, tbat so you may 
not lett Zoudee Cawne meddle with them. 

Those Villages in thePullimullee Country which the Nabob Bowed Cawne gave 
you out of my Jaggeir deliver up to the Manager of the Country of Pullimullee. 

Prom Duan Sadatulla Cawne 

rbo d . 16 th June 1710. 

I rec d . yo r . letter ami observe the Contents, you write me that you won't deliver 
up the five new Villages till you hear from Cawne Bahawdir & Dowed Cawne, a 
perwanna from Dowed Cawne you have had already, & herewith comes one from 
Cawne Bahawdir eo you must accordingly deliver up those Villages, which if you 
don't doe in a freindly manner, we will use all means to take the old Villages too. 

These Villages are of no great value but I must obey & seize them according 
to Cawne Bahawdirs order, or else I can give sue [h] from my self, however you 
ought to keep a good Correspondence, which will be best for every body, for I am 
able to write to Cawne Bahawdir to bestow his favour upon you again. 

As to what you wrote me about Surat I observe it, you have hitherto had my 
favour & shall continue it, for the seizing the Villages is in Cawne Bahawdirs power 
and not mine, for all which he will be able to answer for himself at Court, but if 
you think your self able to contend with him you may, for my part I won't trouble 
my self about it, for if you again procure the said Nabobs orders to confirm them, 
you shall have them, for the same perwanna [and] Seal that gave them to you, upon 
the receivall of the very same [to] give them back you should have deliverd them, 
for all Merchants should doe that which is just and fair. 

TO THE HON BLB . WlLL M . PHASER E8d R . 

Prbsid 1 . & Govern*, of Port S T . George 
&o A Council 

Hon blb . S\ &c\ 

Having for a long time been very much indispos'd in health, an oblig'd to 
request that yo r . Hon r . &c a . will be pleas'd to permitt to quitt the R'. Hon ble . Com- 
panys Service, and to take my passage on Cap*. Lesley for Europe, whereby I hope 
hereafter to be renderd more capable of serving my UK Hon bIe . Masters then at this 
time I am, and to demonstrate my self on all Occasions 
Port S\ George Hon ble . S r &c a 

June y e . 19 th 1710. Tour most Obed' Humble Serv'. 

PeRUINANDO CONINGE3BY. 

Sloop S'. Pedro eaild for Bengali. 21. 

Sloop S'. Antonio saild for Ditto. — 

At a Consultation 

Present Thohsday 

"William Praser Esa R . Gov": & Prbsid t . 
William Martin. Robert Raworth. 

Thomas Prbderick. Richard Hunt. 

Edward Bulkley. "Will m . Jennings. 

William Warre. 
The President produces two letters wrote to Cawne Bahawdir & Duan Sadatulla Letters to 
Cawne which are read and approved. Bahawdir & 

the Dnan 
read. 



64 Records of Fort St. George 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, JUNE 1710- 



Pags. 16 : 26 : The Accomptant produces an acco'. Salary due to M r . Ferdinando Coningesby 

coningeeby amo ' e - to Pa g'- 15 : 26 ' a '• *"*• 0rderd that the 8am e *> e paid. 

aooot. Salary. 

Gunner Orderd that Eichard Culliford be entertaind one of the Gunroom Crew in this 

entertaind. Garrison. 

Mr. Eudge to The Under Searchers place at the Sea Gate being vacant by M r . Coningesbys 

confn »iy laying down the Service, Orderd that his place be supply'd by John Eudge. 

at the Sea 

Messrs Gray Orderd that Thomas Gray & Edward Oroke be under the Warehousekeeper. 

& Crobe ordd 
under the 
Warehouse- 

M/. Bennett Orderd that Alexander Bennett be Steward in the room of Thomas Faucett & 

tosuooeed tbat he commence as so the ty m0 . next month. 

Mr. Fauoett 
[in] the 
Stewards 
employ. 

Land custom M r . Bulkley Land Customer reads his Land Customers acco". for the last month 

aooot. for Vizt. 

Pa^'iooo pd. Choultry Custom ... ... ... ... ... Pag 6 

into Cash. Beetle Custom ... ... ... ... ... ... „ 

Rubye Brokers ... ... ... ... ... ... „ 

Town Brokers ... ... ... ... ... 

Registering Slaves ... .. ... ... ... „ 

Pag 9 . 941 •. 31 : 65 

and pays into Cash Pag 9 , one Thousand. 
Present to Upon Consideration of the present to be made the Duau which cannott be 

p^ msoo °' avoided, upon the whole it's agreed and Orderd that a present be made him of 
orderd ye. about six hundred Pagodas and that the Ware housekeeper doe deliver in a List of 
Nabob. what he has in the God owns fitt for that purpose. 

Two chests of There being a scarcity of fanams in Town notwithstanding what has been lately 

int T o e ia°nam d B Coyned it is therefore Agreed and Orderd that the Warehousekeeper doe deliver to 

the Essay Masters two chests of Silver to be coind into fanams. 

Will: Fraser, 
W. Martin. 
[Lacuna~\ 
Kioh d . Hunt. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 
W M . Jennihgs. 
William Wabrb. 

24th. This Evening the Council mett and signd the Generall Letter to the R\ Hon bl8 . 

Company 1$ ship Abingdon. 
25. Early this morning Ship Abingdon saild for England. 



'. 417: 


10: 


: 9 


102: 


11 


: 11 


370: 


33: 


42 


47: 


13; 


; 3 


4: 


: — : 


; — 



Monday, , _, 

26th. At a Consultation 

Present 

William Eraser Eso/. Govern". & President. 

William Martin. Eobert Eawouth. 

Thomas Frederick. Eiohard Hunt. 

Edward Bulkley. William Jennings. 

William Warre. 
Page. 1666: William Warre f or M r . Henry Davenport late Storekeeper pays into the E'. 

Cash 6 [bY Dt0 Honb,e - Comp as . Cash Pag s . 1656 : 24 ta : 5 0S and is for ballanee of his said Storekeepers 

hands of BCCO". 

Mr Warre 
for [the] late 
Storekeeper. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1710 65 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, JUNE 1710- 





read. 


±v 


'. 1250: 7 




272: 6 


J 


457: 16 


J, 


62:23 


, 


411:29 




239 : 34 




72:28 


,, 


59: 2 




19: 85 


>■ 


56 : 33 


i! 


3: 7 


Fag,. 


2907: 4 



Bichard Hunt Paymaster reads his Paymasters acco". for the month of May Paymastw. 
last, Vizt. _ T* for M&T 

Charges Garrison ... 
Charges Dyett and Allowances ... 

Dyett and Stores laid in 
Provisions for the Garrison ... 
Charges Generall ... 
Fortifications and repairs 
Charges Cattle 
Charges Extraordiuary 
Brass Ordinance .,. ■ 
Elephant Charges ... 
Vizagapatam 
Priaman Settlement 



Orderd five hundred Pagodas be advancd him to defray Charges Garrison. Pa g*- 6o ° 

ord*. ye. 
PaymaBt r . 

Johanni Caietaoo Comini of the Theatine order offering his Service to goe to f r , ei8t P erm >t- 
the West Coast, Agreed that he be permitted to goe thither on the Carleton. [thefwett 

Coast 

Agreed and Orderd that Madere pilia be entertaind to teach such of the M P er . Bon 
Companys servants as are willing to learn the Persian Language, as beleiving the teaohth" to 
same may be of good use to the Company. u erBian 

euoh aB will 
learn . 

M r . Bulkley having been formerly desired to peruse the Cboultry books and Report of the 
acquaint this Board the amount of the Companys Eevenues of late years arising to theTown 
them from the Town Brokerage, who does now acquaint us, that one year with B ™tern e e. 
another for severall years past it has not amounted to above two hundred Pagodas & ^JjJ^ farm 
annum, and Ancona one of the Town Brokers this day appearing and offering to farm it at Pa g8 . 
the same at three hundred Pagodas ty annum which being much more then the 300 ' 
Company has made of that branch of their Eevenues for severall years, It is therefore to be "drawn 
agreed & orderd that the Town Broakeridge be lett to farm to the said Ancona at the ? ut 1 aooord " 
aforesaid rate for five years and that a Cowle be drawn out accordingly and to ine J ' 
commence the p m0 . next month. 

Gruapa &c a . Arrack Farmers pays into the R*. Hon ble . Comp as . Cash Pag". 633 : f 2 a ? 8 - d 63 ^ : b 
12: — on that acco tt . ye." Arrack y 

Farmers. 

Orderd that Francis de Paiva be entertaind as a Soldier of this Garrison. a Soldier 

entertaind. 

Mahomud Hussain, this day coming with a Perwanna from Duan Sadatulla T1 >e Town 
Cawne & demanding the Town rent for one year ending the ult°. inst'. amounting to wdl'tobT 
twelve hundred Pagodas, Agreed the same be paid with the usuall Tashreif and that m- Dein g 

• . i - i i. Pa g s - 1200. 

a receipt be taken as accustomary. 

Will : Frasee. 
[Lacuna], 
E. Eawokth. 
Tho : Feedeeick. 
Eioh b : Bunt. 
Bdw d . BnLKLEr. 
W*. Jennings. 
William Waeeb. 
Eec d . a generall Letter from the Dep ty . Govern 1 . &c a . Council at Fort S'. David 27th. 
dated y e . 24 th inst'. 

Ship Chinna Chindadre Capt. John .Tones Comand r . arrivd from Syam but last 28th. 
from Batavia, by whom rec d . a Generall Letter from the Dep ty . Govern r . & Council 
at York Fort daV. 14 th March last. 

Ketch Freindship arrivd from Ditto. — 

1710—17 



Records of Fort St. George 



Thursday 
29th. 



Generall 
letter from 
ye. West 
Coast read 
advising the 
arrivall of th» 
Nathaniel, 
the Dispatoh 
of ye. West- 
moreland 
[fe] desiring 
a supply of 
several! 
things. 

Sundrys 
ordd. to be 
laden on the 
Carleton for 
ye. West 
Coast. 



One ohest of 
ye. Carletong 
Treasure 
ord d . to be 
brought 
ashore & 
ooind into 
Fanains for 
the West 
Coast. 

Storekeepers 
aoeots. read. 
Soldier 
entertaind. 



July pmo. 
3. 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JUNE 1710 

At a Consultation 
Present 

William Fraser Esa". Gov". & Presid t . 
"William Martin. Robert Ea worth. 

]. Hicharu Hunt. 

Edward Bulkley. William Jennings. 

William Warre. 
Mr. Fredkrick indisposed. 

Generall letter from the Dep ty . Govern'. &e\ Council at York Eort dated the 
14 th March last receivd this day $ the Greyhound Cap*. John Jones (via Batavia) now 
read, advising the Nathaniel Cap'. Negus arrivd there the 25 th . Septemb 1 . last, the 
President on the 22 d October, and that they dispatohd the Westmoreland for 
England on the 19 th . Jan ry ., and hoped they should be able to send home the 
Nathaniel in June & the Carleton next Jau ry ., in which said letter, they request a 
supply of the following, Longcloth Ord 17 . white Sallampores ord ry . but mostly blew, 
Mahay fanams, Gunpowder (of which they are in great want) & Redwood for 
Kentilage. 

Agreed and orderd that between fifty and sixty bales of Longcloth Ord ry . & 
Sallampores ord ry . white of the lowest numbers be sent them (blew cloth at present 
being not procureable the Manilha ships having , cleard this place of that sort of 
goods) and also five Candy of Gunpowder Country & five barils of Europe having 
already orderd twenty tuns of Redwood to be laden on the Carleton, which with the 
forty tuns sent on the Frederick we judge will be more then sufficient for Kentilage 
for their this Tears Shipping. 

Agreed and Orderd that one Chest of the Carletons Treasure, be brought ashore 
and Coind into Malay Eanams forthwith, and that the Warehousekeeper doe give an 
order to the Commander accordingly. 



M r . Jennings Storekeeper reads his Storekeepers acco*. for last month. 

Orderd that John De Eosairo be entertaind as a Soldier in this Garrison. 

Will: Eraser. 
W. Martin. 
Bob 1 . E a worth 
Tho : Frederick. 
Eich d . Hunt. 
Edw d . BuLKLEr. 

W M . Jennings. 
William Warre. 

Ship S'. Thoma Cap'. Butcher arrivd from Gallee. 

Eec d . a Generall letter from Vizagapatam dated y e . 13 th inst'. 

Dispatchd a generall letter to M r . Noden at Metchlepat™. of this days date. 

Ship Josiah Cap', Goldsmith Comand r . saild for Bengali. 

Sloop Endeavour Edw d . Love Mast r . saild for D°. 

Ship S'\ Cruce saild for Manilha. 

Ship Cawderee arrivd from Fort S'. David by whom receivd a gen 11 , letter from 
the Dep ty . Govern 1 . & Council there inclosing Invoice and bill of Loading for 142 
bales on her. 

This evening the President receivd a letter from the Cheif of Pullicat being an 
English letter wrote him by Capt". Bichard Pi[n]nell Comand r . of the Susanna by 



Diary and Consultation Book, 17 10 67 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 1710- 



which he advises that they are a ship from England eonsignd to this Port but by- 
means of the Current was fallen so farr to Leeward and crave3 his assistance for 
some refreshment for his men. 

And at the same time descry'd a ship to the Southward with a pennant and 
about 2 a clock the next morning receivd 2 letters from the said ship Vizt. one from 
Presid'. Wellden advising his being come out Govern 1 . & Presid 1 . for Bengali, and 
the other from Capt a . Nehemiah Winter advising the ship to be the King William 
Gaily, and likewise an acco tt . of all the Companys outward bound ships for this 
year by which we come to know that the ship Susafi[a] in Pullicat road belong'd 
to the R 4 . HGn ble Company upon which the Govern r . orderd the following order to be 
Wrote the Comander. 

TO CAP T . K [CHARD PlNNELL 

COMAND*. OF THE SUS.ANA IN PULLICAT ROAD. 

We understanding by yo r . letter to the Govern 1 ', of Pullicat that you are a ship 
directly from England bound for this port, but more especially by the King William 
Gaily who arrived here this morning that you belong to the R 4 . Hon ble . East India 
Comp a . and not know ing how long it may be before the winds favour your getting 
hither, and it being of great importance for us to know their orders, this is therefore 
to order you to deliver to the bearers hereof M r . John Legg & Capt a . John Roach any 
packet or packets you may have from the Hon ble Company for this place for which 
this shall be your Warrant, Given under our hands in Port S'. George this 5 th day of 
July 1710. 

William Fraser. 
William Martin. 
Robert Raworth. 
Thomas Frederiok, 
Richard Hunt. 
Edward Bclkley. 
William Jennings. 
William Warre. 

Ship Susanna Cap'. Bich d . Pinnell Command r . arrivd in this road from England, 6th. 

but last from Pullicat. 

At a Consultation 
Present 
William Eraser Esa r . Gov". & Presid t . Fryday 

William Martjn Robert Raworth. 7th. 

Thomas Frederick. Richard Hunt. 

Edward Bulkley William Jennings. 

William Wabre. 

Orderd that two thousand Pagodas be advanc'd M r . Rich d . Hunt Paymaster to p ag 8 2000 
defray Charges Garrison. °rdd. y9 . 

General letter from Fort S 4 . David dated the 31 st . ult°. now read advising they Geaeraii " 
have sent us 142 bales on Mollims ship which the Warehousekeeper was orderd to ^! r 8 ? om 
unlade that day, they likewise advise they have drawn a bill of Excha on us for three Dand read. 
thousand Pagodas payable at five days sight to Venga Naigue ; Agreed the same be Bill of Exoha. 
accepted when presented and paid when due. Pags 000 

orderd to be 
paid. 

The President reads his acco". of the R 4 . Hon 1 ' 19 . Comp 8 *. Cash for last month ^sh aoeot. 
the ballance resting is Pa 8 23527 : 22 : 5. j£Ja 

read balK 
Pags. 23527 : 
22 : fi. 



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-FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 1710- 



Tbe Paoket The ship Susanna Cap'. Eichard Pinnell of whom -we were advised was fallen to 

•sp ship Susan- i eewar d f this Port as ^> Diary of the 4 th inst'. being arriv'd here last night and the 
& a the°g P eneraa Commander coming ashore this morning brought the Packet from the E\ Hon ble . 
theflonb™. Company and was found to be according to List (which is as Enterd next after this 
Direotors Consultation) and the generall letter from the Hon ble . Directors read. 

read. 

Goods & Agreed and orderd that the Warehousekeeper doe unload from on board the 

swamm ^ sn ip Susanna all the Goods and Treasure belonging to the B'. Hon ble . Company, and 
orderd to be that the Paymaster doe send for all the soldiers from on board said ship, and take 
The°Pay- care they have all fitting accomadations. 

■endforlhe WlLt : FrA8ER. 

SoldierB from Iff MARTIN 



board 



{Lacuna^ 
Tho : Frederick. 
ErcH D . Hunt. 
Edw d . Bulklet. 
W M . Jennings. 
William Warre. 

List of the Packet to the Port by the Susanna. 

N°. 1. Comp as . Generall letter to the Fort dated y 9 . 9 th . Jan r >'. 1709. 

2. Invoice of the Susanna amo' 8 . to £ 48997 -.8:3. 

3. Bill of Ladeing of Ditto ship. 

4. Copy of the Susannas Charterparty. 

5. List of goods to be provided at the Fort. 

6. List of Factors, Writers & Free Merchants for the Fort. 

7. Manifest of Bullion & goods licenc'd to be ship'd on board the SusSna 

8. List of Soldiers for the Fort on board the Susana to be sent apa frtl. 

9. Orders signd by the Proprietors of the ship Concord to Mess rs . John 

Johnson & James Collinson Supra Cargoes & Cap'. Edward Arlond 
the Comand r dated y 1 '. 22 d . Decemb r . 1709. 

10. An Acco'. of Corrall &c a . laden on board the Susanna ty Abram de 

Moses Franco & Josuah Gomes Serra amo'*. to £ 336 : 8 s . 

11. A small box containing patterns of 155 bales of Cloth & 10 bales of 

stuff on board the Susanna. 

12. Printed Copy of the Command 1 "*, bond. 

13. Printed Copy of the Comp 89 . tenth by-Law and order of Encouragement 

14. An order of Court of the 19 th . Jan ry . 1708. 

15. Comp as . Generall to the Fort dated 9 th . Jan ry . 1709. 

16. Packet from the Secret Committee dated 10 th . Jan r) . 1709 Directed to 

the Govern r . of Fort St. George for the time being, this with N°. 15 
were inclos'd seal'd up in a cover and directed Vizt. For the Bon bl *. 
the Govern 1 ", and Council for all the forces and affairs of the English. 
Nation at Fort S'. George &e a . 6 



7th. Ship King William Gaily Cap'. Winter Comand 1 ". saild for Beng u . 

Ship S'. Juan saild for Manilha. 
8th. Ship Allee Madud, Mahmud Taekee Noquedah arrivd from Gallee. 

9th Bec d . a generall letter from Fort S'. David dated y e . 6 th . inst'. 

10th. Ship Gilbert Cap'. Cragg Comm dr . arrivd from Persia. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1710 69 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 1710 

At a Consultation Monday 

Present 
William Fhaser Esq,*. Gov b . & Presld 1 '. 
William Martin. Eobert Raworth. 

Thomas Frederick. Richard Hunt. 

Edward Bolklkt. William Jeneings. 

WiLLIAM WARRE. 

Generall Letter from Fort S', David dated the 6 th rec d . y e . 9 th . now read, advis- Letter from 
ing that the Country Government was much easier about the Renters and that thev David 3 md. 
used our people (not in their Custody) much better then at first. 

They likewise advise that their Merchants are williug to undertake another offers made 
investment to the amo'. of 50000 Pag 8 , to be finishd by the last of December next menT[by]the 
on the same terms as last year Cotton being now at Pag s . 23 ^ Ca. provided they may Merchants at 
be allowd to bring in 3000 p 8 . of Long cloth mark'd W the same sorts their David. ' 
Merchants provide there at the same price. That they have drawn two bills of ^ x ° oi h i 118 ° f 
Exchange on us Vizt one payable to M r . Thomas Frederick for Pag 3 . 618 : 20 : 1 forPa^s. 450 
and the other to Gabriell Roberts Esq r . for Pag 8 . 4 50 both at five days sight, F r a r TSt fr ° m 
Agreed the same be accepted when presented and paid when due. David ordd 

to be pd. & 

another for 

' Pa 618 : 20 : 

They also advise their in great want of bees wax Agreed & Ord d . that the 1 Cand y °* 
Storekeeper send them one Candy & y e . first Conveyance. ordd e to be* 

sent to Fort 
St. David. 

Agreed that the proposalls of the Merchants at Fort S*. David for an investment Thepropo- 
of fifty thousand Pagodas be accepted of to prevent any loss of time, and in consider- Fort°st the 
ation Cotton is so dear unless the new Dep ty . Govern r . can make the same on better DaTid M er- 
terms. and that the 3000 p 8 . of Longcloth letter W they desire to be included be a^ve?™* 
deferrd untill we have discours'd our Merchants about that affair. ment accepted 



Upon re-perusing the Companys Generall of the 9 th . Jan rv . last & [y e .l S 



Amot. 



we find & the 4 th paragraph of said letter they advise the Stock sent out on the five UwCoaet*' 
ships intended for the Coast & Bay their amount to be £ 260000 Sterl. of which sum ?- a ? fI & ri how 
they order £ 180000 for the Bay, and that they have loaden on the King William 
Gaily directly for Bengali a stock in goods and Treasure to the amount of 
£ 53504 : 7 : 6 which they order us to make up and send to the Bay the said 
£ 180000 after which there will remain for this Presidency £ 8U000 

It is therefore Agreed and Orderdthat the Warehousekeeper with M r . Jennings The Treasure 
and both the Essay Masters doe examine ail the Treasure come out on the Susanna < **/ e l fl" ia ? a 
and see if it agrees with the Invoice and make their report thereof, And that ail the examind & 
Treasure that came on said ship be putt into the Mint to be coind forthwith into ^toR^es 
Rupees. 

The Hon ble . Company's letter of the 11 th . Jan ry . last being now again read by ACommi 9 - 
wliich they appoint M r . Richard Farmer Dep ty . Govern r . of Fort S\ David, Orderd drawn out 
that a Commission be drawn out to appoint him so, and establish the Council there, for 
which are to be Vizt M r . John Berlu 2 d , M r . Richard Harrison 3 d , M r , Philip Baker De'pty 3 ™" 
4 th , M r . Matthew Weld 5 th , M r . John Bulteel 6 th , M r . Henry Cottrell 7 th and last of GoTe ™ • a * 

•-,,-,■, J Fort Si David 

Said ^OUnCU. & the Council 

appointed. 

The Malay f anams being coyn'd Agreed and Orderd that the Carleton be forth- The Carlton 
with dispatchd for the West Coast and that all paragraphs of the Hon ble . Companys to a * b e b d f or th 
letter rec d . %> ship Susanna relating to that place be copy'd out and sent them. West Coast & 

Copy of what 
paragraphs of 
the UoinpaB, 
Generall 
letter relat- 
ing thereto to 
be sent them. 



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-FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 1710- 



PaymaBt". 
report about 
the Boldiers 
on ye Sueana 
33 out of 46 
eurvivd the 
Voyage. 
[Page.] 683 : 
fa. 12 pd. into 
Cash [by] 
ye Tobaooo 
& beetle 
Farmrs, 

[Two] To- 
passes & a 
Europe man 
entertaind 
Soldiers. 

The Honble 
Corn pa. 
advise of 
their buying 
up ye 
Sep'rate 
Stock. 

The Concord 
sailing for 
Bengali & 
the »d. Supra 
Cargoe being 
left here, her 
Inve from 
England &oa. 
papers & 
accots. relat- 
ing to the 
Voyage was 
demanded of 
him, who 
answers that 
they are all 
wth. the 
other Supra 
Cargoe on the 



M r . Eichard Hunt Paymaster reports that of the 46 Soldiers sent on ship 
Susanna for this port, there is but 33 survivd the Voyage, and most of them in a 
very weak condition, the Comand r . having touch 'd no where fror 



Erlepa &c a . Tobacco & Beetle Farmers pays into the R 4 . Hon b 
Pag s . 583 : 12 — on that account. 



Companys Cash 



Agreed and Orderd that Manuell Lopez & Andrew Eiberra Topasses & William 
Johnson Europe man be entertaind as Soldier[s] of this Garrison. 

And by the 79 tn . Para h . the Hon ble . Company advise that they have bought the 
£ 3000 Seperate Stock of S*. George Matthews &c a . Gentlemen & that the ship 
Concord & Stock was assignd over to them and to be under the direction of their 
President and Council where she should be when the said orders arrived, and the 
said Ship having saild hence the 18 th . June last for Bengali and there being onlv 
M r . Collinson the second Supra Cargoe here, who was now sent for, and acquainted 
with what the Hon ble . Company and [bis] Employers had wrote out about that affair 
of whom we demand[ed] the Invoice of that ship's stock from England, and the whole 
account of their proceedings since they departed thence, who answerd that the 
Generall books were gone to Bengali along with M r . Johnson on said ship, but what 
papers and accounts he had he would produce to us next Consultation day. 

Will : Eraser. 

W. Martin. 

Rob t . Eawoeth. 

Tho : Frederick. 

Rich". Hunt. 

Edw d . Bulkley, 

W M . Jennings. 

William Warbe. 



Tuesday 

ll'H. 



The arrivall 
of ye. J)es 
Bouverie 
[&the] 
paoket 
brotight 
ashore and 
opend. 

The Ware- 
housekeepr. 
to unload the 
goods & 



a Consultation 
Present 



from ye Dee 
Bouverie, & 
the Pay- 
mast r to 
make his 
report of the 
condition of 
ye. SoldierB 
on her. 



William Eraser Esq,". 
William Martin. 
Thomas Frederick. 
Edward Bulkley. 

William 



Gov". & Presid 1 . 

robert eaworth. 

Richard Hunt. 

William Jennings. 
Warre. 



The Des Bouverie being arriv'd in the road the Commander coming ashore 
brought with him the Hon ble . Comp" 8 . packet whioh being opend was found accord- 
ing to List whch is as Enterd after this Consultation. 



Orderd that the Warehousekeeper doe forthwith unload all the goods and 
Treasure of the Hon ble . Comp as . from on board the Des Bouverie, and that the Pay- 
master doe take care of all the Soldiers that come on said ship and report to us their 
number and Condition. 

Will : Ebaseji. 

W. Martin. 

Rob t . Raworth. 

Tho : Fkeoeriok. 

Rioh d . Hunt. 

Edw d . Bulkley. 

W*. Jennings. 

William Warre. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1710 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 1710- 



LisT of the Packet to the Fort & Des Bouveeie. 
N°. 1. Companys Generall to the Port dated 9<f . Jan ry . 1709. 

2. Invoice of the Des Bouverie amo' 8 , to £ 60376 : 15 : 9. 

3. Bill of Ladeing of d°. Ship. 

4. Copy of the Des Bouveries Charterparty. 

5. List of goods to be provided at the Fort. 

6. List of Factors, Writers & free Merchants for the Fort. 

7. Invoice of two chests of Mediciues — ■mem' 1 , it is in y e - Chest. 

8. Keys of Ditto fastned to the Chests. 

9. Manifest of Bullion & goods lycencd to be shipd on the Des Bouverie. 

10. List of the Soldiers for the Fort on the Des Bouverie. 

11. Copy of the Concords Charterparty. 

12. Orders signd by the Proprietors of the Concord to Mess rs John Johnson 

& James Coliinson Supra Cargoes & Cap'. Edward Arlond Command 1 . 
dated y e . 22 d . Decemb r . 1709. 

L3. An Account of Corrall &c a . laden on board the Des bouverie 5^ Abraham 
de Moses Franco Josuah Gomes-serra and Aaron Pacheca amo 18 to 
£1067:14:3. 

14. The Accomptants Geuerall's letter signd by the Court of Directors 

dated y e . 9 th Jan ry . 1709 directed to the President and Council of Fort 
S\ George. 

15. Abstract of the Loyall Cookes Invoice to China dated y a . 30 th December 

1703 sent and referrd to in the Accompt ts . letter. 

16. Copy of the weight of 48 chests of silver sent y e . 26 th August 1706 

from Fort S\ George to the Bay sent and referrd to in the Accomp- 
tants letter. 

17. A small box cout g . patterns of 155 bale3 of cloth & 10 bales of stuffs 

on board the Des bouverie — in the box apart. 

18. Printed Copy of the Command" bond. 

19 . Printed Copy of the Companys tenth by Law and order of Encourage- 

ment. 

20. An order of Court of the 19 th Jan ry . 1708 signd by the Sec r *. 

21. Companys Generall to the Fort dated 9 th Jan ry . L709. 

22. Pacquet from the Secret Committee dated the 10 th Jan rv . 1709 directed 

to the Govern 1 ' of Fort S s . George for the time being. This with 
N°. 21 were incloa'd seald up in a cover and directed Vizt. ffor the 
Hon ble the Govern r . & Council for all the forces and affairs of the 
English Nation at Fort S'. George. 

23. Letter directed to the Govem r . & Secret Council of the Danish East 

India Company at Trincombarr. 

24. Packet directed to the Hon bIe Anthony Wellden Esq 1 . Presid. and 

Mess". Hedges, Sheldon, Russell, Addams, Pattle, Chitty, Bugden, & 
Calvert of Council at Fort William for all the forces and affairs of 
the English Nation in Bengali to be forwarded thither by the first 
good opportunity, it is in the box. 

Dispatchd a Generall letter to the Dep tv . Govern r . &e\ Council of Fort S c . David hth 
of this days date. . 



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FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 1710 

At a Consultation 
Thursday 
!3th_ Present 

William Phaser Esq. Govern 11 & Prhsid t 

"William Mahtin. Eobert Eaworth. 

Thomas Frederick. Richard Hunt. 

Edward Bulkley. William Jennings. 

William Warre. 
Paymasters M r . Richard Hunt Paymaster reports that of the 34 Soldiers that were sent out 

So P idier°8 f ^ he on ship Des Bonverie there are 32 come on shore all in very_ good health the two 

ye. Den 

one U dyed his boat at the Cape, 

another ran 
away with 
the boat. 



diers ^ 

DeB . that are wantiug the Command 1 , declares that one dyed and the other run away with 



The Treasure Orderd that all the Treasure ou the Des Bouverie be examind and compared 

louverie 8 with the Invoice by the Warehousekeep r . M r . Jennings, and the two Essay Masters 
orddtobe And that the Warehousekeeper with M r . Martin & M r . Jennings doe examine the 
oom^ard with Condition of all the Broad Cloth that is come on ships Susanna & Des Bouverie and 
the inve. a 3 ma k e their report thereof. 

also the r 

oondition of 
the broad 
oloth. 

600 ps. of the Orderd that the Warehousekeeper doe forthwith putt six hundred pieces of 

^re 8 B o S rdd a to" the finest Sallarapores to painting pursuant to the R*. Hon ble . Coinpanvs order and 
be deiiverd that thev be painted according to the muster sent out this year. 

the Painters J r 

to be painted 

aooording to 

thiB years 

muster. 

Mintaeoot. William Eraser Esq r . Mintmaster reads his mint acco M . for the month of June 

for June read i ast an( j payg into c as h p a „s \^ : ^ : 30a accot< Covnage Gold & Delivers the Ware- 

andPa. H5 : r J o o 

5:3pdmto housekeeper R\ oo:b a acco'. Uoynage silver. 

Cash aeot. 
Coynage 
Gold & Rups. 
53 : 6 dd the 
"Warehouse- 
keepr. aooot. 
Coynage of 
Silrer. 

PagB. 600 Orderd that five hundred Pagodas be advancd M r . Rich d . Hunt Paymaster to 

p a d ymaB h tr. defray Charges Garrison. 

Stter to York Generall letter to the Supervizor & Dept y . Govern*. &c a . Couucil at York Eort 

Fort read, of the 27 th . ult°= & 12 th . inst*. with Dispatch to the Commander of ship Carleton were 
approvdand a u rea d, approvd, and Signed. 

Seoond Supra M r . Collinson second Supra Cargoe of the Concord appearing pursuant to an 

Concord his 6 order of Consultation of the 10 th . inst'. but cannot deliver in any particular aoco\ of 
report of their th a t voyage the books being gone to Bengali, but declares that they brought out of 
iromEngiand England about five thousand nine hundred Pounds, and that the Stock now gone to 
Th°e U stoek° ' Bengali is about Seventeen thousand Pagodas. 

now in Ben- WlLL : FRA8ER. 

gall ib about _ _ 

lags. 17000. W . Martin. 

B. Eaworth. 

Tho : Frederick. 

Eich d . Hunt. 

Edw d . Bulkley. 

W M . Jennings. 

William Warre. 
13 th . Ship Masha Laumenee saild for Manilha. 

15 th . Ship Carleton Cap'. George Lytton Command 1 , saild for York Eort, by whom 

sent two Generall letters to the Supervizor & Dep ty . Govern'. &c a . Council there dated 
the 27 th . past & lz ih . inst'. 
16 - Ship Gilbert Cap'. Cragg saild for Bengali. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1710 73 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 1710 

At a Consultation m 

Ihuksday 

Present 20 th . 

William Frasek Esa R ., Gov' & Presid t . 

William Martin. Kobert Ra worth. 

Thomas Frederick. Richard Hunt. 

Edward Bclkley. William Jennings. 

William Wakkk. 

The Govern 1 ', acquaints the Council that Aga Mookeem had been with him and Some powder 

show'd him a letter from the Duan requesting him to procure some powder and lead, *nt«il 0be 

which agrees with the purport of a letter ree d . by the President from the said Duau Duan. 

desiring his assistance to Aga Mookeen in that affair, Agreed and Orderd that the 

Warehousekeep r . doe provide him the lead and the Gunner the powder they paying 

for the same, the better to preserve the continuance of the freindship. 

M 1 '. Thomas Frederick Sea Customer reads his Sea Custom acco'. for the last Sea Custom 

,-, XT-. , aocot. for last 

montn V lZt. month lead. 

Custom on goods imported & exported ... ... Pag s . 4()! a 6 : 26 : 42 

Custom on grain ... ... .. ... . 120:29:64 

Touage & Anchorage ... .. ... ... 129: 3: — 

Pag. 4336 : 23 : 2 [6] 

and pays into Cash one thousand Pagodas on that acco". P d S in onyt. 

aooo«. 

4tl tui 
redwo 

forty tunS of EedwOOd. to be [laden] 

' o n the 

Susanna for 
Bengali. 

Presid*. AVellden when here, desird that what Sea Coal & Iron we could con- ^ e , ldt - 
veniently spare, we would send down to the Bay he beleiving that there would be aewrdSea 
great occasion for smiths works there. p°? ls & i i ron 

& to be sent to 

the Bay. 

Agreed that all the Coals brought out irom England on Ship Susanna being Sea Coa,s \" 
but 15f Charldrons, be continued on board her and sent down to Bengali for the [on]°the nU 
reasons aforesaid. Susannah. 

The President produces the Translate of a letter, he lately rec d . from the T J a " B,ate of 
Merchants at Metchlepatam relating to the debt due to them from the New Company, from the 
which is as Enterd after this Consultation. Merahta 1 ""' 

produced. 

M 1 ' ffrederick Sea Customer delivers in an acco'. of freight goods on ship ace .° l - 
Hallifax from Bengali amo ts . to Pag 8 . 138:5:24 of which there is damage adjudg'dto EaJiifax°frS 
be Pag s 39:8 — which the Command 1 ", is to make good at his return from China Bengali 

° ° amotg to 

Dags. 138:5:24 
damage 
39Pa : 8'a 

David Murray one of the Gunners mates petitioning to be discharg'd, Agreed [One | of the 
and Orderd that his request be granted. mate"" 8 

disoharg'd. 

Agreed and Orderd that the troubles at Vizagapatam, the debt due to the Consultation 
Merchants at Metchlepatam, and the Kings present there be taken into Consideration thfto'mon-ow 
to morrow morning to which we now Adjourn. morning. 

The Council being now mett. Fryday 

21 st . 
The trouble of Vizagapatam being now brought under debate, the following t In ] terr °- 
[w ere] putt to the question Vizt. Which was most adviseable whether we should Sating [to] 
withdraw that Factory, or compound matters with Fuckerla Cawne relating to the v h za J* paUm - 
1710—19 



74 Record* of Fort St. George 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 1710- 



Faotory. 



•withdraw remain ing part of the debt due to him from M. T - Holoombe to whose Obligation its 
the Factory g^ the Companv's Seal is affixd. 

or Compound * • 

matters with 

Kiiokerla 

Cawne. 

reasons for To the first its alledgd it would be a great derogation to the Hon ble . Company 

drawin h should we withdraw that ffactory at this Juncture, by which we should fall a victim 

vizagapatm. to the insults & triumph of Fuckeria Cawne, as th6 we had been frighten 'd from the 

place and animate them to putt a bad construction on the temper of the English, nor 

would it be any remedy to the present case his clamours and complaints would 

dilate and spread itself as farr as the Kings Court, and having likewise perus"d the 

severall letters from the Hon 1 '' 6 . Company relating to that Factory, we find we have 

no orders for the withdrawing that Settlement. 

The widdow To the Second. Wee cant think our selves warranted to satisfye any debts of 

makeTv^r* their servants due to any person whatsoever with the Companys money, but the safest 

an bills and wa y we think of is, that the Widow of M r . Holcombe doe assign and make over to 

thTcompTi. the" Company all bills and bonds she hath of debts due to her dec d . husband from any 

person or persons whatsoever which appears to be much more then seems to be due 

to Fuckeria Cawne. 

Uneertaintys But in regard we are not certain by any advices receivd from the Cheif & 

Compa^sUi Council at Yizagapatam, nor have we seen any stated account thence of what really 

be affixd to remains due to Fuckeria Cawne, nor are we sure that the Companys Seal is affixd to 

obiiga^oTof ^ r ' Holcornbes Obligation, any more then that the Cheif advise us that some of their 

not [for] the black servants have seen it. 

true ball, of 
the aoeot. 
between him 
& Fuckeria 
Cawne. 

resoiT'dto Upon the whole it is resolved that we doe not proceed any further in this matter 

further r>] untin we are certify'd from thence whether the Hon ble . Companys Seal is affix'd to 
the vizaga- the Obligation, and wh[~at~] the Nabobs reall demands are as to what remains due 

patm I affair] , , • u J 

untiil further 10 him. 

advices. 

The Metehie- And as to the Metchlepatam Merchants demands of th[at] the principall and 

Weights. interest alledgd to be due to them from the New Company it doth appear vastly 
demands are above what the Hon ble . Company write us by the Heathcote that Govern 1 . Pitt advis'd 
yn 8 JhTthe them he hoped of clearing that debt with a sum of about twenty or twenty five 
Compa write thousand Pagodas, which differs much from what Narrain says being now sent for on 
Heathcote this occasion who declares that he was orderd by the late Gov 1 '. Pitt to offer them 
[noj warrant fifty thousand Pagodas for the whole, the Originall of his said letter we can't find 
that Affair here, neither doe we think our selves warranted to transact that affair any other 
the n r Go 3 vr ways then to trace the foot steps of the said Govern 1 , which was to buy it off by the 
Pitt signed, lump to which the Merchants wilL no way Acquiesce. 

proposaiis And as to the part of the Kings present that was sent to Metchlepatam in 

the'rie's 8end -A- U g ust l ast where it still remains, Wee having agreed with a Country ship bound 

Bouverie & for Bengali to touch and call in at Metchlepatam to receive and take on board all the 

MeteM^tm severall parcells of said present, and to proceed therewith to Bengali according to 

to wrest the Zoudee Cawnes Directions, as ^> our Consultation of the 15 th May last, where when 

of "the PhoL- the said ship arrivd we were soon after advisd of the change of Government there, 

dars hands, that the old Phousdar being remov'd and that the New one could by no means be 

prevaild with to permitt the said present to be sent onboard as & our Consultation of 

the 12 tU . of Juno last, and there being now two ships of the Hon ble . Companys in this 

road bound for Bengali it was propos'd whether it would not be expedient to order 

one or both of said ships to touch at Metcnlepatam, and there to demand the said 

present which if they will not permitt to be loaden on board to carry off the same by 

force, but the consideration of the manner and method of doing the same is deferrd 

untiil another Consultation day. 



Diary and Consultation Book % 1710 



75 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 1710 

Agreed and Orderd that the Lead and Iron be continued on board the Des 
Bouverie for the Bay excepting the sixteen rolls of sheet lead, and that forty tuns of 
red wood be loaden on her from hence. 



Orderd that the Warehousekeeper doegett ready three hundred bales of Callicoes 
to be sent down to Bengali on ships Susanna and Des Bouverie. 



M 1 Bulkley Land Customer reads his Land Custom aeoo' 
last 'Vizi. 



Lead & iron 
to be eon- 
tinu'd on the 
Des Bouverie 
for the Bay 
except 16 rolls 
of Bheet lead 

& 
that 40 tun of 
redwood be 
laden on her. 
The Ware- 
housekeepr. 
to gett ready 
300 bales of 
Callicoes [for] 
Bengali. 



Choultry Customs 
"llubye brokers 
Town brokers 
Grass Cutters 
Registering Slaves 



Pa. 447 : 24 : 54 

128 : 9 : 60 

10 : 7 : 63 

5 : 20 : 60 

5:4: — 

Pa. 597 : 14 : 77 



and pays into Cash one thousand Pagodas on that acco". 



Will : Frasbe, 
W. Martin. 
Rob t . Ra WORTH. 
Tho : Frederick. 
Rich d . Hunt. 
Edw d : Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
William Warre. 

FFROM METCHLEPATAM & MaDDAPOLLAM 

New Companys Merchants. To the 
Hon""-. William Eraser Esq*. &c\ 
Council at Eort St. George 
dated y e . 24 th . June. Rec d . 6 th . July 
1710. 

Yo r . Hon r . sent for us up about the ballauce due to us by the New Company, 
Merchants came from Rajamauhendrum & Condovate here, who mett together and 
perusd yo r . Hon 1 ' 9 , letter wherein we find that we shall receive some troubles there 
besides what we have already mett with here, because yo 1 '. Hon r . mentions that the 
Company did not send out money to pay us likewise that if we sell the bills any one 
will buy them of us, and send them to England, and pay the money upon the spott, 
but we must compound for them, if we intended to have sold the bills we might have 
done it four year agoe to any English man, at the time when yo T . Hon r . sent for us, 
when we came and receivd some trouble, the greatest of our dependance is upon 
having the Hon ble . Companys Seal fix'd upon our bonds ; we have waited all this 
while thinking the Company would Consider the prejudice and damage we now suffer 
or else that the King would favour us to order the Company to pay us, when we 
were last with yo r . Hon 1 ', which is now four years agoe we informd yo 1 '. Hon 1 ' the 
whole buisness relating to this affair, we still pay double interest to our Creditors 
besides whatever yo 1 '. Hon 1 ', may allow us, yo r . Hon r . is very sensible what loss we 
rec d . formerly, we have all mett at Metchlepatam if yo 1 '. Hon r . will send us word that 
you'l finish our buisness and send us back then we shall come to yo r . Hon 1 '. 

Ship Chinne Chindadre Cap*. Jones Comand r . saild for Bengal. 

Rec d . a generall letter from the Dep ,y . Grovern r . &c a . Council at Fort S'. David 
dated y e . 19 th . inst'. 



Pags. 1000 
pd. in by ye. 
Land 
Customer. 



21ST 

22 



Records of Fort St. George 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 1710 



Monday 
24 th 



At a Consultation 
Present 
William Phaser Esq. Govern s . & Peesid t 
William Maetin. Koreet Rawoeth. 
Thomas Feedeeick. Richard Hunt. 
Edward Bulkley. William Jennings. 
William Waeee. 



Paymasters. M r . Richard Hunt Paymaster reads his Paymasters acco' for the month of June 

aoeot. for i . y- . 

June read. laSt V 1Zt - 

Charges Garrison 

Charges Dyet and Allowances . . 
Provisions for the Garrison 
• Dyet & Stores laid in 

Charges Generall 
Fortifications and repairs 
Charges Cattle 
Charges Extraordinary 
Brass Ordinance 
Elephants Charges 
Presents 

Priaman Settlement 
"V izagapatam Factory 
Maddapollam Tatch 



. . Pa 9 . 1277 : 


fa 
8 


ca. 




246 : 


29 


_ 




188: 


11 







572 


34 


— 




499 : 


3 


— 




241 : 


1 


— 




83 


8 


— 




29 


9 


— 




. . 5 : 


25 


— 




54 


34 


— 




25. 


— 


— 




3: 

1 
38: 


27 


— 




- 


- 




Pag". 3261 : 


9 


- 



Pags. 1000 
ordd. ye. 
Paymastr. 
Pags . 1000 
pd. into Cash 
aeo*. Sea 
Customs. 
a Gunners 
mate enter- 
tain' d. 
Letter from 
Port St. 
David read. 



Lead to be 
sent to Fort 
St. David. 



The Ware- 

housebeepr. 
delivers in a 
list of goods 
to be 

provided at 
Fort St. 
David. 

Mr. Chadsley 
orderd to 
take his place 
as Surgeon. 



Mr. Bobson 
requests that 
he may be 
continued in 
the service as 
second 

Surgeon wch. 
is granted. 



Orderd that one thousand Pagodas be advanc'd M r . Richard Hunt Paymaster 
to defray Charges Garrison. 

M r . Thomas Frederick Sea Customer pays into Cash one thousand Pagodas on 
that acco", 

Agreed and Orderd that James Picket be entertaind as one of the Gunners mates 
in the room of David Murray lately discharg'd. 

Generall letter from the Dep ty . Govern r . &c a . Council at Fort S*. David dated 
the 19 th & rec a . y e . 22 d inst now read advising that Mr. Farmer had took his place 
as Dept y . Govern 1 , there according to the R*. Hon ble . Companys order and that the 
late Dep ,y . Govern 1 '. Mountague had resignd up his charge by delivering the keys 
of the Garrison and the Hon ble . Companys Cash to the hands of M r . Farmer the 
ballance being Pag 9 . ] 235 : 4 : 3, they likewise advise they want five or six Candy of 
lead for the use of the Garrison, Agreed and Orderd that the Warehousekeeper doe 
send down ^> the first Sea Conveyance to Fort S\ David the quantity of lead wrote 
for. 

The Warehousekeep r . delivers in a list of goods to be provided at Fort S*. 
David which is agreed to, and is as [en]terd after this Consultation. 



M r . Chadsley being; entertaind Cheif Surgeon by the Hon ble Company in the 
room of M r . Bulkley. who being now sent for and orderd that he take charge of all 
things relating to that emplo}', and that he have the same priviledges and allowances 
in all respects as M r . Bulkley had. 

M 1 '. Bobson the present Surgeon being sent for and acquainted with the preceeding 
order, who requested that he might be continued in the service as second Surgeon of 
the Garrison and in consideration that we think it highly necessary for to have two 
Surgeons here, It's therefore Agreed and Orderd that he be entertaind accordingly 
and have the same allowances as D r . Brown had when D 1 . Bulkley was sent out by 
the Hon ble . Company. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1710 



wch, is 
stowd under 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JVLY 1710 

M 1 '. Thomas Woodward was this day sent for and acquainted that he was Mr. Wood, 
appointed to be assistant to the Aeconiptaut. orf^ under 

the ' 
Aooomptant. 

Cap*. Pinnell Command 1 ', of the Susanna this day appearing acquaints us that Capt.pinneii 
there are some few slabbs of lead stowed under his coals (which latter being orderd STlm* at 
to be continued on board for Bengali) that he cannot conveniently come at the lead 
and requests that they also may be continued on board him likewise for the Bay thewiais 
which is agreed to, but that the Warehouse keeper doe take an account of the tale and ™^ u ^ on 
weight of the lead come on shore thereby to compu[te] what continued on hoard, so board for the 
as both may agree with the English Invoice quantity. fgreedto. 18 

Will : Fraser. 

W. Martin. 

Robt : Ra WORTH. 

Tho: Frederick. 

Rich". Hunt. 

Edw d . Bulklev. 

W M . Jennings. 

William Warrk. 

Investment for Fort St. David. 

P s - 
9340. Long Cloth Ord 17 nine thousand three hundred & forty p s . 

2000. D°. Midling two thousand peices. 

2000. Ditto Brown two thousand peices. 

1660. Ditto Fine one thousand six hundred and sixty peices. 

10000. Sallampores Ord 17 . ten thousand peices. 

3320. Ditto Midling three thousand three hundred & twenty p 9 . 

1660. Ditto Brown one thousand six hundred & sixty peices. 

2000. Ditto Fine two thousand peices. 

2000. Sail Cloth two thousand peices. 

1320. Betteelas 40 C0T . one thousand three hundred & twenty p". 

2000. Ditto . 50 two thousand peices. 

1320. Ditto Oringall one thousand three hundred & twenty p 3 . 

660. Ditto of 24 Gov. six hundred and sixty peices. 

660. Ditto Fine six hundred and sixty peices. 
1000. Neckcloths 16 in a peice one thousand peices. 

660. Ditto . . 12 six hundred and sixty peices. 

660. Ditto . . 10 six hundred and sixty peices. 

Ship Maremaid Capt. Wyat CommaDd r . a Seperate Stock ship arrivd from 
Persia. 

Dispatch'd a Generall Letter to Fort S*. David dated Yesterday. 



27' 



At a Consultation 

t, , Monday 

Present g^ 8I 

William Fraser Esq*. G-ov e . & PresidV 
William Martin. Robert Raworth. 
Thomas Frederick. Richard Hunt. 
Edward Bulklev. William Jennings. 
William Warre. 

They wanting hands at Fort 8 6 . David for writing work Orderd that Simon » Writer to 
Holcombe be sent thither <$> the first Conveyance. g**gj| to 



David. 



1710—20 



TS 



Recotds of Fort St. George 



the overplus 
of -what bales 
the Frederick 
may take in 
to be sent to 



Translate of a 
letter from 
Fuokerla 
Cawne to 
Mr. 
Holoombe. 

Warehouse 
aeoots. for 
May & June 
read. 

Storekeepers 
aooots. read. 

Capt. 

Coventry to 

take 

his place the 

[1st] of nexi 

month. 

The matter 

relating to 

ye present 

fat] 

Metchlepm. 

under 

consideration. 



Pags. 2500 
ordd. for 
Vizagapin. 
Pags. 10000 
ordd. for Ft. 
St. David. 



Pags. 316:24 
pd. into Cash 
by the Arrack 
Farmers. 
Pags. 500 to 
be advano'd 
ye. Washers, 



. FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 1710 

The Warehousekeeper reports that he beleives there will be more bales then will 
load the ffrederick in October, notwithstanding the three hundred bales orderd for 
Bengali, it's therefore Agreed and Orderd that what bales more then w [ill] be 
sufficient to load the Frederick home be sent to Bengali pursuant to the Hon ble . 
Comp as . order. 

The President produces the Translate of a letter, the Originall of which he lately 
rec a . from the Widdow of M 1 . Holcombe, which was wrote by Fuckerla Cawne to her 
husband the 10 th of May 1705 relating to what due to him which is [as] Enterd after 
this Consultation. 

M r . Robert Raworth Warehouse keep 1 ', reads his Warehouse acco ttB . for the 
months of May and June last. 

M 1 '. William Jennings Storekeep 1 . reads his Storekeepers aeco'. for the month of 
June last and pays into Cash four hundred Pagodas acco'. Stores sold. 

Cap 1 . William Coventry was thi3 day sent for, who produc[ed] his Commission 
from the Hon ble Company appointing him a Lieutenant in this Garrison, who was 
orderd to enter upon [his] charge the l 3t of next month. 

The matter relating to the present at Metchlepatam being now taken into debate 
it's considerd should we use any hostil[e] ways to force the present off the shoar, it 
is not suitable in our present circumstances not having obtaiud any Phirmaund from 
Court nor doe we know what the consequences of such hostile proceedings may 
occasion in the end and the Gusbardar there being an Officer immediately sent from 
Court to take charge of and conduct the same to the King, and likewise the troubles 
M v . Holeombes debt to Fuckerla Cawne has involv'd us at Vizagapat m . therefore 
upon the whole it is resolvd that we order y e . Des Bouveri[e] in her way to Bengali 
to call in at Metchlepatam, and that M r - Faucett (who goes a passenger ou said ship 
to Vizagapat m .) doe goe ashore who with M r . TSToden resident there are to goe to the 
Phousdar and Gusbardar, and make a legal I demand of the Kings present to be sent 
on board for Bengali according to Zoudee Cawnes former order, and for their better 
guidance in the manner of doing it, that the President doe write a letter to the said 
Phousdar & Gusbardar which they are to deliver them and desire the same may be 
read in the publick Durbarr. 

Orderd that two thousand five hundred Pag 3, be sent on the Des Bouvene to 
Vizagapatam to defray Charges. 

Orderd that ten thousand Pagodas be sent to Fort S' 1 Pavid under a guard of 
peons, and that advices be sent thither that some Souldiers be sent to Conimeer to 
guard the same from the Juncaneers. 

Gruapa &c a ' Arrack farmers pays into the R' Hon ble - Comp as ' Cash Pa. 
316:24 fa . on that acco'-. 

Agreed and Orderd that five hundred Pagodas be advancd the Washers for 
curing the R'- Hon ble - Companys Cloth. 

Will : Fbasee. 
W. Maetin. 
R. Rawoeth. 
Tho : Feedeeick. 
Rich d - Hunt. 
Edwd. Bulkley. 
W M - Jennings. 
William Wabee. 

From Fuckeela Cawne to M e - Holcombe 

Cheif at Vizagapatam dat d y e 10 th May 1705 

You wrote me that you have receivd principall of me Pag 9, 44000. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1710 79 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 1710 



An A ceo 1 - of what paid. 

To a Merch'- upon my bill and order for a Jewell I bought of 

him Rs. 16000 is ' il ,i! 

Sent me to Tellore 

To a bill payable to Govindaus & Verosedaus 

To Sundry bills amounting to 



28000 
4100 

800 



Pa, 37500 
6500 



The totall anio*- of what paid is 

The. Ballance is . . 

Together is . . 44000 

it's true you have receipts under my Seal for all the above mentioned acco ts - except- 
ing the ballance 6500 Pag 8, out of the principall money lent which amounts to 
Es. 23000. 

Other people in the world allow 3 or 2i ^ Cent, but you gave me a bond 
allowing me but one ^ Cent, notwithstanding that being pre[tty] tolerable interest 
I agreed to it, and now its above six or seven years past, for which time there is 
due to me 60 or 70 thousand Eupees with principall and interest, likewise ten or 
five thousand Eup s - more or less which together amo thl - to a hundred thousand Eupees. 
I have shew'd a great esteem for you and had that confidence in you as to 
intrust my Estate into your hands, therefore I am satisfy'd that no person of any 
other religion would have dealt so uncivilly and unrespectfully by me as you have 
acted, likewise now you unreasonably deferr the payment in telling me you'l 
discharge the debt as soon as you receive money and at my arrivall in your place, 
but in the mean time you trade with the money and make at least 25 or 50 W Cent 
proffit, besides is it proper or handsome you should occasion me so much trouble in 
perpetually writing to you, and sending my people up and down, who always return 
without any satisfactory answer, my money is like bread as hard as iron so not easily 
digested, perhaps you may imagine I can't come to your place, so intend to wrong 
me of my money but if 1 live I'le certainly come into that part within the space of 4, 
6 or 12 months, if I meet with any convenient opportunity, and then haw can you 
hope or expect to have my favour, having renderd yo r " self so unjust and uncivill, 
perhaps you may intend give me the slip and goe for Madrass or some other 
Seaport town, but goe where you will you are still in King AurengZeb's Country, so 
I can procure orders sent by the Gusbardars to the Subaof that Country and seize upon 
yo r - house and goods and therewith clear my money or debt, then afterwards take 
no further notice of you, which you'l not digest or well approve of for accurding 
to any Law I can demand my money and will have it by fair means or foul, therefore 
fear God and consider I must have my money, so draw bills upon Metchlepatam or 
else vou shall repent it as long as you live, I write you this as likewise I wrote you 
before by Phautee Mahomud, which pray peruse & consider well of it, you must 
not think I only threaten you for God knows I am very impatient so expect a full and 
satisfactory answer or else you shall find I'le send orders with Gusbadars to Meian 
Cawne and will wait no longer. 

Dispatch'd a generall Letter to Fort S'- David of this days date. August. 

Ship Europe Cap'- Bryant Comand 1 '- arrivd from England. 2 D - 



At a Consultation 
Present 
William Feasee Esq.*- Gov E - & Peesiu t -. Thursday 

William Maetin. Eobeet Eawoeth. S.- 

Thomas Feedeeick. Eichaed Hunt. 

Edwaed Bulkley. William Jennings. 

William Waeee. 
Orderd that two thousand Pagodas be advanc'd M 1 '- Eichard Hunt Paymaster Va &- 2 . 000 
to defray Charges Garrison. p^mMt* 



80 



Records of Fort St. Geort 



The Ware- 
housekeep 1 ' 
orde.d to 
unload the 
Europe. 



Report of ye. 
Treasure ■$• 
D Bouverie & 
Susanna 



FORT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 1710 — 

The Europe arriving here yesterday in the evening, Agreed and Orderd that 
the Warehousekeeper doe forthwith send off boat and unload the goods and Treasure 
on board said ship. 

Mess' s ' Eaworth & Jennings report that all the Treasure that was seat out on 
ships Des Bouverie & Susanna agree with the English Invoice. 



[Clash ae 
for July 
read ball" 



The President reads his acco u of the R 1 - Hon b,e . Comp as - Cash for last month & 
ballanee resting is Pag 9 - 19809:8: 1 . 



[The] Honble 
Compas. 
paoket 1) 
Europe 
opend. 

[The] Pay- 
mastr. to 
send off boats 
[for] the 
Soldiers ^ 
Europe and 
supply them 
wth what 
necessary. 

The Surgeon 
of the Des 
Bouverie be 
pd 10s "^ 
head for the 
HonMe. 



This day the Hon ble Companys Packet was opend which came on the Europe 
and was according to List and are the same with what rec' 1 - ^ ships Des Bouverie & 
Susanna except the Invoice Bill of Loading, and bill of Exchange drawn by Cap'- 
Richard Boulton on M v - William Warren for twenty four pounds. 

Orderd that the Paymaster doe send off boats to bring all the Soldiers that 
came on the Europe ashore, and that he sees they have all things necessary. 



William James Surgeon of ship Des Bouverie this day delivers in a petition 
' ]g he may be paid the ten shillings ^> head for the Hon ble - Companys 
Soldiers that came out on said ship, Agreed and Orderd that the Paymaster doe adjust 
the acco'- with him, and pay him what due according to the Hon ble - Companys orders 
^ ship Heath cote. 

Will : Fraser. 

W, Martin. 

Robt. Raworth. 

Tho : Frederick. 

Rich"- Hunt. 

Edw"- Bulklet. 

W M - Jennings. 

William War re. 

Ship Chindadre belonging to Colloway Chitty saild for Quedah. 

Dispatch 'd *$■ De Morton a Generall letter of this days date to the Dep ty - 
Govern 1, & Council of Fort S' - David, in Company with whom was sent thither by 
peons ten thousand Pagodas. 



Monday 



[The'JWiue- 
housekeepr. ft 
Mr. Jennings 
to'examine all 
the Treasure, 
ft with them 
Mr. Martin 
ye cloth and 
etuis [f-] 
Europe. 



At a Consultation 
Present 
William Fraser Esq 1 '- Govern"- & Presid' 
William Martin. Robert Raworth. 

Thomas Frederick. Richard Hunt. 
Edwaeo Bulkley. William Jennings. 

William Warre. 

Agreed and Orderd that the Warehousekeeper & M v Jennings doe examine all 
the Treasure that came on ship Europe, and that M 1 '- William Martin with the afore- 
said Gentlemen doe likewise examine all the Europe cloth & stuffs that came on said 
ship and make their respective reports thereof. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1710 81 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 1710- 



Mess rs - Martin, Raworth & Jennings doe report they have examind all the Report of ye . 
Europe cloth & stuffs that came out on ships Susanna & Des Bouverie and that it f t °g s ^ -, 
all comes out according to Invoice and in good condition which said report is as ships 
Enterd after this Consultation. 



Suss.inna 
and Des 
Bouverie. 



The President produces a letter he has wrote to the Phousdar at M'etchlepatam Letter to the 

Phousdar at 
Metohlepm. 



relating to the Kings present there to be sent c <p> the Des Bouverie which is now 
read and approved of. read 

approv'd, 

A letter from the Govern*- of Chingee now read being in answer to a letter [letter] from, 
formerly wrote him by the President relating to the two military officers Captives rehinslei° f 

there. relating to 

Capts. [. . j 
Reay. 

The President likewise produces a particular letter from the Dep ty Govern r - [The Presidt.] 
of Fort S 4 - David (in hcec verb'*) " This day ab 4 : noon came letters from Chingee, fetStoi] 
" among which one from Serope Sing to your Hon r - which comes herewith, I wish it Depty. Govr. 
may bring some hope of our peoples releasment tho at present see little sign of it, David] 
Capt. Hugoniu & three or four great men, charg'd our Maldar Mootombi to tell plating 
me that all this trouble was occasion'd by the late Chief Dubash Yincatty Kistna Lis] 
receiving three hundred Pag 9 - to permitt Sheva Naigue Reddee & his mother to goe Pr l sid !" h to 
out of our bounds telling our Maldar withall that if he did not tell me so they Depty. 
wou'd afterwards write to me about it to know if he had deliverd his message." fortsT' 3 * 
Upon the whole it was unanimously agreed that the President forthwith sends his David to 
particular letter to the Dep ty - Gov r - of Port S 4, David ordering him immediately upon pe^on" 16 
receipt there to secure the person of the said Vincatty Kistna untill our further of Vinoatty 
orders which was immediately done and sent away. CheifDubash. 

M r - Bulkley produces an Authentick Letter of Attourney from M r - Stephen Hall Mr • BnlHey 
demanding the effects of M r - Joseph Hall late Surgeons mate here who took his poweTto' 
passage on ship Queen for England during which he dyed, and there coming out a l^ l f a \ th f 
small box for him on ship Tankerville which having lain some [time] in the wis sold on 
Companys Godown at the Sea Gate, which being orderd to be cleard the said goods g^'' Jonath a 
were sold at publick Outcry and produce paid into the Hon ble Companys Cash we*, was 
which is sixty six Pagodas 24 fa. Agreed and Orderd that the aforesaid ballance ^tHhif P ''" 
be paid M r . Bulkley he giving a discharge for the same. Honbis. 

being 66 Pas. 
24 fas. 

It having been some few days agoe in debate whether [we] should send away whether to 
both the ships Susanna & the Des Bouverie for the Bay it was then agreed to detain l^ dtlLe & 
one of them untill one or both of our expected ships should arrive and since [then] on Des Bouverie 
the 2 d . inst 1 . the Europe did arrive It's now resolvd that both the said ships be defain [o^ef 
forthwith dispatch'd for the Bay and that all the Madrass Rupees now coind be loaden here untiii 
on board them dividing the risque on both ships. the Europe ° f 

or St. 
George. 
All the 
Madrass 
rupees to be. 
sent to the 
Bay. 



The Hon ble . Company having in the List of goods to be provided for this years 
shipping orderd six huudred peices of th[e] very finest Sallampores to be painted 



lampores & 



cloth not 



mostly according to the pattern they have now sent, which the Warehousekeeper [be]- fittin s L for ] 
ing directed to provide accordingly, he does now produce a p[attern] of the finest paiU 
Sallampores procureable which being viewd by us all its adjudgd not fitting for paint- 
ing being farr short of the fineness which the" Company requires, It's Agreed that we 
endeavour to prevail with our Merchants to bring in a muster of the finest Sallam- 
pores procureable to the intent aforesaid. 
1710—21 



82 



Records of Fort St. George 



•FORT ST. QEOR&E, AUGUST 1710- 



Pags. 1000 
pd. in by the 
Sea 

Customer. 
Bags 583:12 
pd. in by the 
Tobacoo & 
Beetle 
Pamirs 
Surgeon of 
ye. Susafia 
be pd. 10 a . 
for ev'ry 
Soldier [that] 
oame safe 
ashore. 



Conip aB . Cash one 



£Thur]s- 

DAY 10 th 



M r . Thomas Frederick Sea Customer pays into the Hon b 
thousand Pagodas on that acco". 

Erlepaw &c a . Tobacco & beetle farmers pays into Cash five hundred eighty three 
Pag 8 . 12 fa. on that account. 

Hugh Campbell Surgeon of ship Susanna petitioning he may be paid ten shillings 
<JP" head for such Soldiers that came safe on shore «$> said ship^ Agreed and Orderd 
that the Paymaster doe adjust that account and pay him what due pursuant to the 
Hon We . Companys orders *$• ship Heathoote. 

Will: Feaser. 
W. Martin. 
Rob t . Raworth. 
Tho : Frederick. 
Rich". Hunt. 
Edw b : Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
William Warre. 
To the Hon B1E . Will m . Fraser Esq,. 

presid t . & govern*, of fort s 1 . george 
&ca. Council. 
Hon ble . S r . &c a . 

We have surveyd the broad cloth which came by ships Des Bouverie & Susannah 
and find very little damage but that which has rec d . any prejudice on board them, is 
so [very] little worth notice that it will sell at a farr superiour rate to Invoice price, 
we are. 



Fort S t . George Aug si . 6 th . 1710. 



Hon ble . S r . &c a . 
Yo r . obed 4 . humble Serv ts . 



[r]esult of 
last Consulta- 
tion day [to] 
dispatch the 
Susanna & 
Des Bouverie 
for the Bay 
but [letters] 
being 
expeoted 
from the [. .] 
where Zoudee 
Cawn's 

arrived [....] 
to be 
dispatohed. 



Will m . Martin. 
Rob t . Raworth. 
Will m . Jennings. 
Ree 15 . a generall letter from the Dep ty . Govern 1 . & Council at Fort S'. David 
dated y e . 5 th inst'. 

Rec d . a generall letter from M r . Noden at Metchlepatam dated the 13 th past 
month . 

Ship Oudee belonging to Aga Mookeem sail'd for Bengali. 

At a Consultation 
Present 
William Fraser Esq. Gov". & Preside 
William Martin. Robert Raworth. 

Thomas Frederick. Richard Hunt. 

Edward Bulkley. Will*. Jennings. 

William Warre. 
It being resolv'd last Consultation day to dispatch ship[s] Susanna & Des 
Bouverie for the Bay but being advis'd for certain from Metchlepatam that there are 
Cossie [d]s now on [their] way hither from Bengali with letters from Zoudee Cawn 
who is arriv'd there, and supposing they may be of great importance It's therefore now 
agreed that we dispatch forthwith the Des Bouverie for Bengali without touching 
anywhere, and that we detain the Susanna untill the said letters which are hourly 
expected doe arrive, which may be matter of good guidance in our orders to the 
shipping off the Kings present there. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1710 83 



-FORT ST. GEORGfi, AUGUST 1710- 



A Generall letter from the Dep ty . Govern 1 ". &c a . Council at Fort S*. David dated General) 
y e 5 t h rec <J. the 8 th inst now read, advising that have had the Merchants before them l ^^ om 
in order to make a new investment, which is agreed on according to the list sent them David read - 
from hence and they desire a muster with our price of Oringall Betteelas, which the 
Warehousekeeper is desir'd to send them accordingly, and in regard the course goods 
now orderd is much more in proportion then the Contract made in October last the 
Merchants desire they may have 1700 peices of 40 & 50 cov d . Betteelas aded to their 
Contract there being so much less then in the last of that sort. 

Generall from M r Noden at Metchlepatam dat d 13 th July rec a . y e . 8 th inst*. now ^'™ 
read, advising Cossids from Zoudee Cawne [in] Bengali had been there and past read" epm ' 
thence in their way hither. 

Generall letter to the Govern r . & Council in Bengali & Capt n Baymonds Letter to 
dispatch read, approved and signed. Bengali &^ 

ATr _ monds dis- 

Will: Eraser. patoh, read 

W. Martin. & [signed]. 

ROB T . Ra WORTH. 

Tho : Frederick. 
Rich". Hunt. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
William Warre. 

Ship Des Bouverie Cap*. Hugh Raymond Command 1 , sailed for Bengali by whom 11th 
sent a generall letter to the President and Council there dated y e . 7 th . inst*. 

Ship Meera Madud belonging to Aga Mookeem saild for Beng 11 . 12th 

Ship John & Elizabeth a seperate stock ship Cap'. Hamilton Command r . arrivd 

from Persia. 

Dispatchd a generall letter to Mr. Noden at Metchlepatam of this days date. — 



At a Consultation 

Present Monday 

William Fraser Esa. Gov". & Presid T . 
William Martin. Robt. Raworth. 
Thomas Frederick. Ric sd . Hunt. 
Edward Bulkley. Will m . Jennings. 
William Warre. 
The Warehousekeeper now advising that the ship Europe is intirely unloaden of *otan B of 
her Europe cargoe, Agreed that there be loaden on her forty tuns of Redwood for the be loaden for 

■D„„ the Bay on 

■Day- the Europe. 

The Cossids from Zoudee Cawne having arrivd from Bengali on the 12 th inst 1 . at cossids 
night brought with them three packets w th . letters directed on the outside for Aga z^J T ° m 
Mookeem who being the[n] sent for they were opend and found to contain a generall Cawn <> from 
and private letter to the President from Zoudee Cawne with a Nisha[un] from Prince Benga11- 
Azemoodeen, and the letters from Zoudee Cawne are now a translating, It's agreed that 
the Neshaunberec d . this afternoon, at Mr. Dolbens garden by the Govern 1 '. & Council 
with all the Companys Servants & free Merchants of this place with all the usuall 
solemnity, The said Zoudee Cawne has also wrote to all the Govern 1 ' 8 & Chiefs of all 
Europe nations on this Coast. 



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[a] email 
present to be 
Bent to 
Metohlepatm 
for the 
Phousdar. 



17»0 peiees 
f 40 & 50 
C OTd . Eetee- 
lae to be 
taken into 
he Investmt 
at Fort St. 
David. 
300 Candy 
of Lead to 
be Bold but 
[not] under 
6f y Candy. 



Martin, 
Eaworth & 
Jennings 
report about 
the broad 
oloth & 
stuffs that 
oame out on 
ye Europe. 



FORT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 1710 

Agreed that a small present be sent by M r . Faucet to the Phousdar of Metchle- 
patam and that the Warehousekeeper doe prepare and make up the same which 13 ta 
be as follows : 

1 peice of Callimancoes. 
5 yards of Scarlet. 

2 cases of Spectacles. 
4 burning glasses. 

2 Telleseopes. 

4 multiplying glasses. 

Agreed that we gratify the Port S\ David Merchants in the taking in of 1700 
peiees of 40 & 50 Cov d . Betteelas into this present investment to the end we may 
remove all rubbs and blocks that may lye in the way that may by any means detard 
or hinder the performance of their Contract to the time affix'd. 

The Warehousekeep r . advising that there had been some Merchants with him 
about buying some of the Companys lead, Agreed and Orderd that he sell at present 
three hundred Candy for what he can gett but not under Pa. 6f & Candy. 

Mess 1 ' 8 . Martin, Eaworth & Jennings report that all the Broad cloth & stuffs that 
are come out on ship Europe are according to Invoice, and little or no damage, the 
said report is as Enterd after this Consultation. 



Consultation 
adjournd till 
tomorrow 
morning. 

14th 



Tuesday 
15th 



Salary allow'd 
Mr. Paueet 
to the time of 
his going off 
for Metchle- 
patam. 

Generall 
letter from 
Bengali read. 



Agreed that. James Tayten be eiitertaind as one of the Gunroom crew. 

Notes having been affix'd at the gates to give notice to all the Merchants to 
attend the Govern 1 ' and Council tomorrow morning in order to the making a new 
Investm 4 for which reason we doe adjourn untill that time nine a clock. 

This Evening the Govern 1 ". & Council attended by all the Comp as servants s & 
free merck ts . went to M r . Dolbens garden when Prince Azemoodeens Nishuun was 
rec d . with the usual Solemnitys on such occasions. 

The Council being mett. 

GeneralUetter from the Cheif & Council at Vizagapatam dated the 27 th . ult°. 
rec d y e 14 th read, wherein we observe that their troubles are rather suspended then 
any ways accomadated by Puckerla Cawn's being gone up to the Dasheroone 
Country to adjust acco tta and agree with Habib Cawne for the Government of those 
country s, and they still continue to urge the[ir] arguments for the Companys pay- 
ing that debt of M r Holcombe's, They advise that they have supply'd Habib Cawne 
with ten Candy of Country Gunpowder and five Candy of Lead and that the said 
Nabob desires a further supply of thirty Candy of powder and twenty of lead which 
they desire may be sent them down, and also some Broad cloth flue & ord ry Cloth 
Bashes, Flintware, and all manner of Pactors provisions the consideration of which 
is deferrd untill another Consultation. 

M r Paucett requests that his Salary may be paid him [to] the time of his going 
hence for Vizagapatam, Agreed the [same] be granted and that the Accomptant doe 
adjust that acco[unt] to this day. 

Generall letter from the United Council in Bengali dated j e [...] lh June last rec a 
this day read, advising Zoudee Cawne to have been arriv'd at Hughly the 1 st of 
June, and on y e 9 th the two Chairmen with two more of the Council & severl other 
Gentlemen waited on him, whom he rec d extremely civily and with great distinc- 
tion. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1710 



*5 



FORT ST. GEORGE, A UG UST 1710 



There being a great quantity of Iron in the Godowns It's therefore agreed and 
orderd that the Storekeeper doe sell 300 Candy but not under 11 Pag 3 ty Candy. 

The Merchants according to the publiok notice affixd at the Sea gate appeard 
now before us to whom we proposd the providing the quantity of the severall 
species of Callicoes according to the following list, and at the same time were told 
th[at] we expected an abatement on the last years prize[s] and for the incourage- 
ment of those persons that undertake the Investment it was declared they should 
have the preference of the Companys Broad cloth. 

P 3 - 
18660. Longcloth ORD rr eighteen thousand six hundred & sixty p". 
4000. Ditto Midling four thousand peices. 
4000. Ditto Brown four thousand peices. 

3340. Ditto Fine three thousand three hundred & forty peices. 
20000. Sallampores Ord bt twenty thousand peices. 

6680. Ditto. Midling six thousand six hundred & eighty peices. 
3340. Ditto. Brown three thousand three hundred & forty peices. 
4000. Ditto. Fine four thousand peices. 

2680. Betteelas of 40 Cov ds two thousand six hundred & eighty peices. 
50 four thousand peices. 

Oringal two thousand six hundred & eighty peices. 
Strip'd three thousand peices. 
24 Cov d3 three hundred & forty peices. 
Fine three hundred & forty peices. ] 
Neckcloths 16 to p s . two thousand peices. 

Ditto 12 . . one thousand three hundred & forty peices. 
Ditto 10 . . one thousand three hundred 8f forty peices. 



300 Candy of 
iron ordd to 
be sold but 
not under 
Pa. 11 f Ca. 

Proposals f o r 
»n Inveetmt. 



Ditto. 
Ditto. 
Ditto 
Ditto 
Ditto 



4000. 
2680, 
3000 
340 
340 
2000 
1340 
1340 

4000. Moorees Ord et four thousand peices. 
2000. Ditto Fine two thousand peices. 
600. Ditto Fine for Chints six hundred peices. 
600. Sallampores Fine for Chints six hundred peices. 
3000. Percaulas three thousand peices. 
1000. Ditto Fine one thousand peices. 
2000. Ginghams 16 cov ds two thousand peices. 
600. Ditto 40 d° six hundred peices. 

Will: Fraseb. 
W. Martin. 
Eob t . Raworth. 
Tho : Frederick. 
Rich" : Hunt. 
Edw d : Bulklet. 
W M . Jennings. 
"William Warre. 
To the Hon b " : "William Fraser Esq,. 

Presid 1 ' & Govern" op Fort S t George &c a Council. 

Hon bie S E &c\ 

We have survey 'd the broad cloth came by the Europe and find very little 
damage, but that which has rec a any prejudice on board the Bhip is so little worth 
notice that it will sell at a farr superiour rate to Invoice price, We are 

Hon ble S r &c B . 
Yo r Obed' humble Servants 



Fort S 1 George Aug t 14 th 1710. 
1710—22 



William Martin. 
Robert Raworth. 
William Jennings. 



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FORT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 1710 



15th. 



17th. 



18th. 



Saturday 
19th 

Instructions 
to Messrs. 
Fauoet & 
Noden read. 

General) 
letter fiom 
Fort St Dayid 
read advising 
a bill of 
Exoha. fo/ 
Pags 1700. 

20th 



Ship S 1 Thoma John Bapt a Master saild for Bengali. 
Ship Hussein, MoEs Caesar Master sail'd for D°. 

Dispatchd a generall letter to the Dep ty Gov r &c a Council at Tort S l David dated 
yesterday. 

Rec d a geuerall letter from Fort S' JJavid dated y e 14 th inst'. 

This Morning the Council mett. 

Instructions to Mess 13 . Faucet & Noden at Metchlepatam Generall letters to the 
Cheif & Council at Yizagapatam & to the President &c a . Council in the Bay were 
all read approvd and signd. 

Generall letter from the Dep ty Govern 5, &e a Council at Fort S' David dated the 
14 th inst'ree cl the 18' h read, advisiug they had drawn a bill of Exchange on us for 
seventeen hundred Pag s payable to M r Mountague which is agreed to be paid when 
due. 

Ship Susanna Cap' Rich d Pinnell Comm r saild for Metchlep m Yizagapatam & 
Bengali by whom sent the following gen 11 letters 

One to Mess r8 Faucet & Noden dated y e 19th inst 1 . 

One to the Cheif & Council at Yizagapatam dat a v e 18th inst'. 

One to the Presid* & Council in Bengali dat d y e 17 th inst*. 



Monday 
21st 



News of four 
Frenoh ships 
arrivd at 
Pondiohery. 



Hint acoot 
for July read 



Land Custom 
aocot. for July 



-Ax a Consultation 
Present 

William Fkaser Esq," Gov" & Presid t . 
William Martin. Kob 1 Eaworth. 
Thomas Frederick. Rich d Hunt. 
Edward Bulkley. Will m Jennings. 
William Warre. 
The President produces a letter he just rec d from the Dep ty Govern 1 ' of Fort S* 
David y e 19 th inst 1 advising that four ships pass'd by that morning with English 
colours but soon after put out their native French colours and stood in for Pondi- 
chery road. 

William Fraser Esq 1 " Mintmaster reads his Mint acco' for last month and pays 
into Cash acco' Coynage of Gold one hundred thirty two Pag 6 . 29 las . — and delivers 
the Warehousekeeper six hundred seventy seven Rupees acco' Coynage Silver: 

M r Bulkley Land Customer reads his acco' Land Customs for last month Viz 1 . 

fa. ca. 



Choultry Custom 
Rubye Brokers 
Fines 
Registering Slaves 



4 co Pags, pd. an d pays into Cash four hundred Pagodas. 

inony*. 



Pag s 318 



9. 12 
7: 43 



32 



Pags: 417: 12: 55 



aeoot. 
The Surgeon 
of the Europe 
to be paid IUb 
ty head for 
■what fcoldiers 
landed. 
The Aceompt 
reads the 
Journall 
■parcels for 
Mayi 



Benjamin Corbet Surgeon of ship Europe petitions he may be paid the ten 
shillings & head for what Soldiers arrivd here on said ship, Agreed the Paymaster 
adjust that acco' and pay what due according to the Hon ble Comp as orders^ the 
Heathcote. 

The Accomptant reads the Journall parcels for the month of May last. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1710 



87 



FOET ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 1710 



Scarlet 




1 bal 


A urora 




1 d° 


D° ord ,y 


red 


Id 


D° green 




1 d° 



Agreed and orderd that five hundred Pagodas be advancd M 1 ' Hunt Paymaster 
to defray Charges Garrison. 

Agreed and orderd that the following goods and stores be sent to Vizagapatam 

Cloth rashes 1 bale. 

Lead 20 Candy. 

Gunpowder Country 30 d° 
Flint ware a small parcel & toys 
for presents. 
Factors Provisions Viz 1 . 
Syrash wine 2 chests. 

Batavia Arrack § Leager. 
Goa Arrack a d°. 

Some Stationary ware. 
Orderd that Lawrence Discher & James How be dischargd any further service 
in the Gunroom. 

Severall Merchants that appeard before us on y e 15 th inst' now appearing, and 
gave for answer that Cotton beiDg now very dear occasiond by the great rains that 
fell in April last and spoild all this years crop, so that they cannot provide Callieoes 
on the same terms as they did the last year Cotton being now at 25 Pag B & Candy 
and rising, upon which they were orderd to withdraw & consider better of it. 

Will : Feaser. 
W. Martin. 
Rob t : Raworth. 
Tho : Frederick. 
Rich d . Hunt. 
Bdw d . Bulkley. 
W", Jennings. 
William Warre. 
Dispatch'd a Gtnerall letter to the Dep ty . Govern 1 '. & Council at Fort S\ David 
inclosing therein packets for the Govern 1 ' 8 , of Negapatam & Trincombarr, with letters 
of advice to the Supra Cargoes [&] Commanders of any English ship or vessell at 
those ports, all of yesterdays date. 



Pag* 000- 
advanced 
ye Payrnastv. 
Goods & 
stores ordd 
for Vizagapm. 



Two Gunners 
discharged 

An Invest- 
ment the 
Merchts. 
say cant be 
made on the 
same terms as 
last year 
Cotton being 
at Pags 25 
%> Candy. 



23* 



Yizt 



At a Consultation 
Present 



William Fraser Esa. 
Edmund Mountague. 
Robert Raworth. 
Richard Hunt. 
Will m . Jennings. 



Gov E . & Presid t . 
W M . Martin. 
Thom s . Frederick. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 
Will m . Warre. 



Fryday 

25 IH 



M r . William Jennings Storekeeper reads his Storekeep 1 ' 8 . acc,» u . for last month, storekeeprs. 

aooot. for 
July read. 

M r . Thomas Frederick Sea Customer reads his Sea Custom acco 1 . for last month Sea Custom* 

aooot. for 
July read 

Custom on goods imported 

Ditto on grain 

Anchorage 

Freight on goods 'ft ship Hallifax 

Tonnage 



and pays into Cash five hundred Pagodas. Pag*. 6oo 

pd. into 
Cash by the 
Sea Customer. 

Agreed and Orderd that the Steward doe buy for the use of the Generall 80che B tsof 
Table and the Subordinate factorys eighty chests of Syrash it being cheaper and b ^g h t t . be 
better then it has been for severall years past. 



. . Pag a . 4941 
142 


3 

5. 


62 

8 


59: 


18: 


— 


138 


5. 


24 


88: 


20: 


— 


Pag*. 5369 : 


16: 


14 



Records of Fort St. George 



Mr. Moun- 
tague takes 
plaoe aa 
Second. 



Mr. Daven- 
port being 
gone a voyage 
to China 
Mr. Warre is 
orderd to 
suooeed in 
Council. 



The Gentle- 
men of 
Council to 
take upon 
them their 
respective 
employs the 
fl-mo next 
month. 



Lieut t 
Courtney 
promising a 
good beha- 
viour for 
the future he 
is reinstated. 



Letter to the 
Nabob of 
Calinga con- 
cerning Mr. 
Holcombes 
debt to 
Euckerla 
Cawne read 
and to be sent . 
The Pay- 
mastr. to pay 
the military 
pursuant to 
the orders 
from the 
Et Honble. 
Comp». 
Warehouse- 
keepr. to 
buy inOO 
Candy of 
redwood. 
The Cheif 
Meroht. of 
Vizagapatm. 
having Pags 
4000 in 
stripd 
Betteelas' 
they are 
ordd. to be 
sorted 
aooording 
to former 
musters. 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 1710 

M r . Mountague being come up from Port S'. David and the paragraph of the 
Hon 1 ' 16 . Companys letter rec' 1 . ^ ship Susannah relating to him being read he took 
his place as Second of this board which place comes to him by succession on the death 
of the late President Addison. 

Likewise the paragraphs relating to M 1 '. Henry Davenports being appointed of 
Council here, and upon the first vacancy M 1 . William Warre to be taken in of 
Council, being now taken into debate, and in consideration that M r . Davenport 
having on the arrivall of the Heathcote laid down the Hon ble Companys Service as 
appears ^ Consultation- dated the 22 d . of September 1709 and having since gone a 
voyage on the Hallifax to China, and there being now a vacancy to make up the 
number the Hon ble . Company have appointed to be the standing Council of this place, 
therefore it's resolv'd and agreed that M 1 '. William Warre doe fill up that vacancy 
pursuant to y 9 . Hon ble . Companys orders, who now takes his place accordingly. 

The Council being now full the employs belonging to their severall stations are 
to be as follows, on which they are to enter the first of next month. 

M r . Edmund Mountague — 2 a . & Accomptant. 

M 1 '. William Martin— 3 d • & Warehousekeeper. 

M r . Robert Raworth — 4 th . & Sea Customer. 

M r . Thomas Frederick — 5 th . & Paymaster. 

M r , Eichard Hunt; — 6 th . & Land Customer. 

M 1 . Edward Bulkley — 7 th . & Storekeeper. 

M r . William Jennings — 8 th . & Receiver of the quitt rents. 

M r . William Warre— 9 th . & Secretary. 

Leiut'. Hercules Courtney delivering in his humble petition which is now read r 
and therein acknowledging his former faults, and begging our pardon for the same, 
promising a very civil carriage and behaviour for the future which is as Ent d . after 
this Consultation, Upon the whole it's agreed that our former sentence against him 
be suspended, and that he be restored again to his former post and station, and to- 
continue so during his good behaviour. 

The President produces a letter to Habib Cawne Nabob of Calinga which is 
now read, the purport thereof is to mitigate matters relating to the debt due from 
M r Holcombe to Puckerla Cawne, which is agreed to be sent him with a small 
present. 

Agreed and Orderd that the Paymaster doe pay the military Officers & Soldiers 
according to the Hon ble Companys orders dated y e . 9 th . Jan 1 ' 5 '. 1709 rec rl . ^ ship 
on the 6 th July 1710 Paragraph 58. 



Agreed and Orderd that the Warehousekeeper doe buy a thousand Candy of 
Red wood it being now cheaper then what formerly. 

Cunsurn Lingana the Hon ble . Comp as . Cheif Merch'. of Vizagapatam declaring 
that he has four thousand Pag s . worth of strip'd Betteelas ready made, and desires 
leave to bring it into the Factory on the Companys acco tts . which is agreed to, and 
that they be sorted according to the Hon ble . Companys musters and that we write 
the Cheif & Council accordingly. 

Will: Fraser. 

Edm d . Mountague. 

W. Martin. 

R. Raworth. 

Tho : Frederick. 

Rich". Hunt. 

Edw d . Bulklei'. 

W M . Jennings. 

William Warre. 



Diary and Consultation Book. t 1710 



89 



FOR T ST. GEORGE, A TJG VST 1710 

To the Hon Bl \ William Fraser Esa. 

Govern", of Fort S t . George & S T . David 
x Coast of Choromandell, Island of Sumatra &c\ and Council. 

The Humble memorial of Hercules Courtney. 
Sheweth. 

That )'o v . Petitioner, being highly sensible of the just occasion he gave yo r . 
Hon 1 '. &c a . of being displeased with him and dismissing him of the service, humbly 
begs j>o r . Hon 1 '. &c\ will please to accept this as an humble acknowledgment of his 
fault and desires of yo 1 '. Hon 1 '. &c a . forgiveness, promising (if yo 1 '. Hon 1 '. &c a . will 
please to remitt this fault and reinstate him) ever for the future to use his utmost 
endeavours to improve himself in yo 1 '. Hon 1 '. &c a . favour and good esteem, and hopes 
always ta deserve the character of yo 1 '. Hon 1 '. &c as . 

Most Obed 6 . & most Dutyfull hum ble . 
Serv\ 

Hercules Courtney. 
Ship Meera Madud eaild for Quedah. 

Ship Tonqueen Merchant Cap'. Gaywood Corhand 1 '. saild for Junek Ceylon. 
Eee a . a generall letter from the Govern 1 '. & Council at JSTegapat 111 . dated y a . 6 th . 
Septemb r . S.N., inclosing packets to be forwarded %> first Conveyance to Malacca. 

At a Consultation 
Present 
"William Fraser Esa. Gov E . & Presid t . 
Edm d : Mountague. William Martin. 

Robert Raworth. Thom s . Frederick. 

Richard Hunt. Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings. William Warre. 

The President produces the Translate of the Princes Nishaun which was read, 
and is as Enterd after this Consultation. 

Mr. Thomas Frederick Sea Customer pays into Cash one thousand Pag s . on that 
acco". 

M r . William Martin Accomptant reads his Journall parcels for the month of 
June last. 

M r . Robert Raworth Warehousekeeper pays into Cash fourteen thousand six 
hundred Pag s . acco'. goods & Treasure sold. 



M 1 ' 



Richard Hunt Paymaster read 

Charges Garrison 
Charges Dyet & allowances 
Dyet and stores laid in 
Charges Generall 
Fortifications & repairs 
Charges Cattle 
Charges Extraordinary 
Acco'. Presents 
Braes Ordinance 
Elephants Charges 
House Moveables 
Maddapollam Tatch 
Vizagapatam Factory 
Priaman Settlement 
Egmore redoubt & Hospitall 



1710—23 



his Paymasters acco\ for last month Vizt. 



Pags. 1520 


8 


_ 


249 


— 


— 


249 


10 


— 


433 


17 





242 


6 


— 


76 


2 





45 


35 


— 


13 


8 


— 


11 


19 


— 


55 

8 

19 


33 


— 








1 


9 


— 


5 


5 


— 


500 


— 


— 


Pag" 3430 


18:— 



25™ 
27 



Thursday 
31-' 



a Nishan 
from the 
Prince of 
Bengali 
read. 

Pags. 1,000 
pi. into Cash 
by the Sea 
Customer. 
Journall 
parcels for 
June read. 
Pags. 14600 
pd- 'nto Cash 
accot. silver 
& goods sold 
by the 
Warehouse- 
keeper. 
Paymastrs. 
aocot for 
July read. 



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FORT ST. GEORGE, A UG VST 1710 

frltt' 2 f°° Agreed and Orderd that two thousand five hundred Pagodas be advancd 

Paymaster. M r Hunt Paymaster to defray Charges Garrison, and stores bought this month. 
Pags 316 : Gruapa &c a . Arrack Farmers pays into Cash three hundred and sixteen Pae" : 

24«. pd. into VAls. 5 

Cash by the * ■ 

Arraofe 

Farmers. 



Mr. Warre 
ord d . one of 
y a . Justioes 
of the 
Choultry. 
The Military 
officers peti- 
tion for their 
aooustomary 
pay. 



Agreed and orderd that M r William Warre be one of the Justices of the 
Choultry. 

The Military officers having been acquainted on y e . 2 nd . ins', of the Hon ble . Com- 
panys orders relating to their pay, this day presented a petition which was read and 
is as Enterd after this Consultation, the consideration whereof is deferrd untill 
next Consultation day. 

Will : Praser. 

Edm d . Mountague. 

W. Martin. 

rob t . ra worth. 

Tho : Prederiok. 

Rich d . Hunt. 

Edw d . Bulkley. 

W M . Jennings. 

William Warre. 



Aalishaee 



Alla 



Alla Akber 



Ulkades 



The Nishaun of Azeem Ulshan Bahaudir Prince op Bengall and Second 
son to the Emperour Shahaalam, To the Gov", of Chinnapat m . 

Lett the Chosen amongst his people, and the great among those of his Tribe, the 
Deserver of the Kings favour the Captain of Chinnapatam, and by his Majestys 
Royall goodness highly exalted, Understand. That the account which he writt to 
that faithfull household Servant of the King, Zoudee Cawne of his Loyalty and 
g>>od service to his Maj ty ., and the Part he hath discharg'd in securing the ways by 
sea, and in procuring the safety of Trade in all Parts, and in causing his Maj tys . 
Ports to flourish, was by means of the Prime Minister represented to his Maj 17 . And 
for as much as the abovementiond Cawne not long since, for the better ordering of 
the affairs of the Sea, and for the causing of his Majestys Ports to flourish, is by His 
Majestys Royall Grant made Superintendent of his Majestys Ports, and the Officers 
belonging to the same in Bengall, Oudeisa, Metchlepatam, Cornatta &c a , It is also 
requird that that Chosen among his people should use his best endeavours, without 
disquieting of himself, to cause his Majestys Ports to flourish and to procure the 
tranquility of Trade, and to secure the ways by Sea. And his requests, provided 
they be such as are fitt to be requested, when with the advice of the aforesaid 
Cawne they are presented by way of petition to his most Gracious Majesty, he may 
know they shall be granted. And to render that Chosen of his Cast more esteeind 
and honourable, we have at the request of the abovementiond Cawne distinguishd 
him from the rest of his kind by the favour of a vest of honour, and by the sending 
him this Nishaun. It is requird he should make his acknowledgments for these 
favours before the Royall Throne, and then left him know that favours and kind- 
nesses shall attend his state. 



To the Hon blk . Will m . Fraser Esa. 

Presid' foe affairs of the R'. Hon blb United English East India Comp 1 
on the Coast of Choromandell & Govern", of Port S t . George &o\ 
Council. 



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FORT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 1710 

Hon ble . S r . &c\ 

Yo v . Hon 1 '. &c a . Gentlemen were pleasti to send for us up the second day of 
August into Consultation and then impart to us a paragraph of a letter from our 
Hon ble . Employers wherein they thick convenient to order the reduction of our 
monthly pay. 

We presume the Hon ble . Gentlemen who first estabHstid this place upon the due 
consideration of all the by laws they made for the benefit of it, amongst others found 
that a generous allowance to their Servants, not only encouraged those who acted in 
their mercantile affairs to deal honestly by them, but likewise animated the Soldiers 
in their Sphere to move with all conduct, courage & fidelity that could possibly be 
shewn, whenever they were calld upon to act in protection of their Settlements and 
Estates, and consequently that was the cause that our Predecessors rec d . the continu- 
ation of our Masters first favours. 

If we have deserv'd less we shall most readily submitt to their Hon™, order, but 
as we are conscious to ourselves and yo 1 '. Hon 1 '. &c a . well knows we have never faild 
in any one part of our duty, we humbly make bold to represent to you upon due con- 
sideration of our pay, and the dearness of diet aDd cloaths, 'twill be impossible for a 
single man to subsist & equip himself like an Officer, and a much greater impossi- 
bility for those of us that have family s and have settled here with hopes that they 
should never have receivd any discouragement from their Hon ble . Employers so long 
as they merited their favours. 

We further think it our duty to represent to you that our inferiour Officers doe 
with a great deal of difficulty subsist and cloath themselves with their present pay, 
and how they can maintain their familys when you have made so considerable a 
deduction from it as the Hon Me . Company orders we leave you to judge, and in the 
paragraph of the Hon bl8 . Comp as . letter read to us relating to that affair, they mention 
it's their positive order to the 13ay &c a . and that it's to be lookd on as a standing one 
for the future in this place, yo 1 '. Hon 1 '. &c a . are very sensible that provisions are much 
cheaper in those parts, and that a .Rupee will goe as farr as a Pagoda here. 

This we desire you'le be pleasd to take into your serious consideration, and 
represent home to our Hon ble . Employers, the hardships we must consequently labour 
under if the severity of their orders are executed, requesting yo 1 '. Hon 1 '. &c a . will 
deferr it till this our case is lain before them, and their further pleasure is known, 
and we assure yo 1 '. Hon 1 '. &c a . as we have hitherto, so we shall continue to approve our 
selves upon all occasions 

' Yo 1 '. Hon ls . &c a . most Obed 1 ; & faithfull 

Serv™. 

Gabriel Poirier. 
John Roach. 
Alexander Fullerton. 
William Coventry. 
Patrick Dixon. 
Robert Somerville. 
Thomas Dutton. 
David Symmes. 

Ship Singarya saild for Pegue. 31 

Dispatchd a Generall letter to the Gov r . & Council of Negapat™. dated y 9 . day. — 

Ships Maddapollam & Bomrepau saild for Pegue. 8ept£mb s 

Ship Mar[e]maid Cap'. Wyat Coram 1 ', saild for Bengali by whom sent a generall 
letter to the Presid'. & Council there dated y e . 29 th & 31 st . past. 



Records of Fort St. George 



—FORT ST GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 1710- 



Ttjesday 
5th. 



At a Consultation 
Present 



William Fraser Esq/ 
Edm d . Mountague. 
eobert raworth. 
.Richard Hunt. 
William Jennings. 



Gov\ & President. 
William Martin. 
Thomas Fredkrick 
Edward Bulkley. 
Wiiliam Warre. 



Paga. 1000 
ord*. y 8 . Pay- 
mastr. 

Letter from 
Ft. St. David 
read 

advising 
their Contraot 
is finishd 
they are 
providing 
musters of 
Oringall 
Betteelas 
the reduotion 
of ye Mili- 
tarys pay has 
putt the gar- 
rison in a 
ferment 
a Sergeant & 
5 Centinells 
deserted & 



Ensign 
Carter at Ft. 
St. David 
being drunk 
& not endea- 
vouring to 
pursue the 
deserters tho 
he had timely 
notice, he is 
broke & 
Seigt. Brooks 
made Ensign 
in his Btead. 

Cenerall 
letters from 
Negapatm. 



Agreed and Orderd that one thousand Pag s . be advanc'd M r . Thomas Frederick 
Paymaster to defray Charges Garrison. 

Generall letter from the Dep ty . Govern 1 '. & Council at For 6 . S\ David dated the 
5§> mo . ins'. rec a . the 4 tb .now read advising that they had finish'd their Contract with the 
Merch tB . according to the List formerly sent them excepting the Sailcloth & super- 
fine Oringall Betteelas excusing themselves of the former by reason of the dearness 
of cotton, and the latter they are providing of Musters as fine as can be made, with 
it's price, to be sent hither for our view and approbation, They likewise advise that 
the orders sent them hence for reducing the Military Officers pay according to what 
appointed bv the Hon ble . Cornp as . letter rec a %* the Susannah has caus'd a great noise 
and putt the Garrison upon the ferment, insomuch that on the 27 th . last past a 
Sergeant & five Centinells deserted and run away with their arms, and that a great 
many more designd to doe the like had they not been prevented in due time by a 
watchfull eye over them, They also advise that Ensign Carter was timely advis'd of 
their running away but being drunk took no notice of it till four hours after they 
were gone, and this having been his frequent practice, of which he has been often 
admonishd, it's therefore Agreed that he be broke, and that a Commission be drawn 
out to appoint Serg'. Edward Brookes (he being well recommended to us) Ensign, 
in his stead. 



The petition 
of ye. Mili- 
tary Officers 
considerd of 



pay 

[r]easons for 
continuing it 
to 'em untill 
the Honble 
Oompas 
pleasure he 
further 
known. 



Pags. 500 pd. 

inbySei account 

Custom*. 



Generall letter from the Govern 1 '. & Council at Negapatam dated y e . 8 tb 
SeptemV. N S, rec d . the 4 th . Septemb r . O S, and also one from the Govern 1 ' & 
Council at Trincombarr read, acknowledging the receipt of ours, and promising their 
utmost assistance in giving due notice by sending of to any ships sailing by with 
English colours, of the four French being arrivd at Pondichery. 

The petition of the Military Officers of this Garrison relating to the reduction of 
their pay referrd to this day was taken into consideration, and seriously debated, 
and we well knowing the certain truth of their allegations, relating to the price of 
provisions here and in Bengali, where at the latter a Bupee goes as farr as a Pagoda 
does at Madrass, & likewise their neat and decent cloathing themselves is very charge- 
able, and severall of the inferiour Officers that have familys can but barely subsist on 
their usuall pay, and the late advices from Fort 8*. David by the orders sent them on 
this occasion may prove of fatall consequence by driving things to extremity, We 
having reason to believe that the like may happen here, to prevent which we think it 
highly necessary to act the prudentiall part and pay them as usually, which the Pay- 
mast 1 ', is orderd to doe accordingly, untill the Hon ble . Companys pleasure be further 
known in this matter. 

M 1 '. Frederick late Sea Customer pays into Cash five hundred Pagodas on that 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1710 93 



16: 1. 



FORT ST. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 1710 

The President reads his acco'. of the R'. Hon bio . Comp" 3 . Cash for last month the Cashaoco'.for 
Ballance is Pag 9 . 19109 : 16 : I. bXttiroi 

Will : Feasee. 
Edm d . Mountague. 
W. Maetin. 
Rob t . Rawoeth. 
Tho : Feedeeick. 
Rich d . Hunt. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
William Warre. 

Ship John & Elizabeth Cap'. Hamilton Comand 1 '. saild for Bengali. 
Ship Princess Sophia Hedwig arrivd from Persia. 
Ship Gulston Gaily Cap'. Sanders Command', arrivd from Batavia. 
Reoeivd by peons overland two Generall letters, one from Mess 1 ' 9 . Faucet & 
Noden, & one from M r . Noden at Metchlepatam both dated the 29 th . past. 



At a Consultation 

Present Mondav 

William Fraser Esq. Gcveen e . & Presid t . ll ' H - 

Edm d . Mountague. William Maetin. 
Robert Raworth, Thomas Feedeeice. 

Richard Hunt. Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings. William Waeee. 

Generall letter from Mess rs . Faucet & Noden at Metchlepat m . dated the 29 th . M^ from 
ult°. rec d . y e . 10 th Sept 1 ', and also one from M r Noden of the same date both read, Faucet' & 
advising that the ship Susannah arrivd there the 21 th . of last month, and that 
they apply'd themselves to the Phousdar there, to whom they declared their intent of 
coming there was to demand and receive on board the Kings present, and carry 
the same to Bengali pursuant to the Lord Admirail Zoudee Cawne's orders, to which 
the Phousdar gave for answer, that- he was but a Deputy and could doe nothing in this 
affair untill Mirza Mahomud Yarbeague the Cbeif Govern 1 ', residing at Beswar six 
leagues from Metchlepatam were acquainted with the same, to whom they had sent 
the Presidents letters to him, aad the Gusbardar and expected their answer in six 
days, and that they had dispatch'd the Susannah for Yizagapatam & Bengali within 
the limited time orderd them. 

M 1 ' Edward Bulkley late Land Customer reads his acco'. Land Customs for the 
last month Yizt. Aa s" re:id 

Choultrv Custom Pag 3 . 343: 11 : 75 

Rubye Brokers 37 : 30 : 21 

Registering Slaves .. .. 2 : — : — 

Pag». 383 : 6 : 16 



Noden at 
Metchlepan 



Land Custom 
aocot. for 



Agreed and Orderd that five hundred Pag 3 , be advanc'd M 1 Thorn 3 . Frederick Pv?e s - 8 y ff 

Paymaster to defray Charges Garrison. Paymaster. 

Agreed and Orderd that the ship Europe be forthwith dispatch'd for Metchle- The ship 

patam, Vizagapatam, and Bengali and that all the Rupees now coin'd and can be gott JlspXh-d for 

ready this w eek be sect on her to the Bay, and that five bales more of ord ,y . Broad Mewblepm, 

cloth be sent to Yizagapatam then what formerly orderd. ^Beng^u 

with what 
rupees are or 
oan be gott 
1710—24 read 5 r ' 



94 



Records of Fort St. George 



Letter from 

the Cheif 

&ca. at 

Pullioat 

about 

2 UeserterB 

read. 

Mount house 

ordfl. to be 

built. 



Gunner 
entert aind . 
Pags. 683 : 
12fa: pel. 
into Cash by 
the beetle & 
Tobacco 
fiarmers. 



15 



FORT ST. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 1710 

Generall letter from the Cheif & Council of Pullioat relating to two deserters 
there that run away from Fort S*. David desiring their pardon, and they will deliver 
them up. which is agreed to. 

It having been severall times discoursd on about building a house for the 
Companys Servants at 8*. Thomas's great Mount on the ground lately given the 
Hon We . Company by Nabob Dow[ed] Cawne, and the Paymaster now producing a plan 
or draught for that purpose, which is approvd of and he is orderd to gett all things 
necessary for the building the same, as soon as the season of the year will permitt. 

Agreed and Orderd that George Posuph be entertaind to serve in the Gunroom. 

Erlepaw &c a . beetle & Tobacco Farmers pays into Cash five hundred eighty 
three Pag 8 . 12 fa . on that account. 

Will : Fraser. 
Edm d . Mountague. 
W. Martin. 
Robt. Raworth. 
Tho : Fkederick. 
Rich*.. Hunt, 
e' wd. bulkley. 
Wm. Jennings. 
William Warbe. 



S.N. 



Rec d . a Generall letter from the Cheif & Council of Pullicat dated the 21 8t . inst'. 

Dispatchd a Generall letter to Ditto of this days date. 
Dispatchd a Generall letter to Fort S'. David of yesterdays date. 
Dispatchd a Generall letter to the Govern 1 . & Council of Negapatam of this days 
date. 

Receivd a Generall letter from the Gover r . & Council of Negapatam dated y 9 . 
21 st . inst*. S.N , inclosing therein two packets from M r . Jeremiah Harrison, at Jaffna- 
patatn dated the 3 d . & 8 th . inst'. advising the loss of y e . Sherborne, as also a packet 
from Bencoolen dated the 5 th of August last. 



Satusday 
16 th 



[t]hat on the 
fmoinstt. 
the Sherborn 
run ashore 
upon [a sand] 



At a Consultation 

Present 

William Fraser Esq. Govern*. & Peesid t 



Edm b . Mountague. William Martin. 

Robert Raworth. Thomas Frederick. 

Richard Hunt. Edward Buleley. 

William Jennings. William Warre. 

Letters receivd yesterday now read are found to contain, one from M r Harrison 
dated the 3 d inst'. from Point Pedro, and another from Jaffnapatam of the 8 th inst'., 
likewise a Generall letter of the 5 th of August last from the Supervizor & Council of 
Bencoolen ; that of the 3 d . inst'. breifly recites to us their having settled all matters on 
the West Coast pursuant to the orders and instructions he rec d . from this Board, and 
that he had on the 7 th . of August last embark'd att Bencoolen on the Sherborne Cap'. 
Henry Cornwall Command r ., whence they had a good passage till the <^ mo . inst'., when 
at about six in the evening with all sails standing they struck on a sand to the 
N°.ward of Trincamallay, and that about one a clock at night the Captain left the ship 
in order to gett relief from the Dutch, and M r Harrison accompanyd him, and the next 
night arriv'd at Point Pedro from when [ce] the Captain proceeded to Jaffnapatam, 
but that the Hon ble . Company had nothing on board said ship, but a parcell of Banjarr 



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FORT ST. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 1710 

old guns which were useless at Beneoolen, he likewise advises that Cap'. Phrip arrivd 
there the s a . 7 th of August last from Balavia aud that he was orderd down to Bantall 
to compose some differences amongst the Natives there. 

And that from M r Harrison of the 8 th . advises that the Gov 1 ', of Jaffnapatam had 
very civilly sent out a Pallankeen & a Gu[ard] of Soldiers to carry and conduct him 
safely thither, and that the fi[rst], second, and third mates, the Gunner & Boatswain 
were arrivd there on the Yawl, that the Captain was gone towards the wreck with two 
[...] sloops & some boats, but that he believes it will be but to little purpose, the 
beforementiond Officers having stay'd above thirty hours on board after the Ships 
Company had quitted her, and did not leave her till [she] had three foot water in 
hould, her decks were fallen, and she began [to] open amidships. 

The aforesaid letters were dispatch d to us from Negapatam by [the] Govern 1 , 
there, giving a short hint as they had it from Jaffnapatam of the fatal! loss of said 
ship Sherbourne. 

The President produces an answer to the Princes Nishan which [is] now read £ri^ tothe 
and approved, & also a Translate of Zoudee Cawnes perwa[nnah I both which are as Nishan read 
enterd after this Consultation, & in consideration, [of] Zoudee Cawnes good offices at preeen^ordd. 
Court in the Companys affairs & likewise his promises of continuing the same, aud he forZoudee 
being arrivd at Hughly [his] residence & seat of his Government, Its agreed on his Cawne ' 
first coming [that] we make him a present in such things as are most proper & accept- 
able [to] the amount of two hundred & fifty Pagodas. 

The President having acquainted the Council that he had brought the Merchants ^ in-vest- 
to agree to the making an Investment on the same terms as [was] made by the late ™p^nthe eed 
Presid 4 . Addison last year, as was propos'd them last Consultation day, and being Bame terms 
now sent for to express their publick consent to the same they agreed to it but aslast y ear - 
conditionally that they should have all the Company [s] Broad cloth as they had the 
last years, which they did neither insist on nor so much as mention in their private 
Conference with the President in the presence of the Linguist Paupia the Braminy, 
they were therefore [sent] away to. consider and bring a befter answer next 
Consultation. 

Letter from Anjengo dated the 17 th . August now receivd & read, advising that Letter from 
one of the French ships had been at Callicutt, which was one of the Pour ships which f^* 
arrivd at Pondichery. 

Will: Leaser. 
Edm d . Mountague. 
W. Martin. 
Rob t . Raworth. 
Tho : Frederick. 
, Bich d . Hunt. 

El)W B . BCLKLEV. 

Wm. Jennings. 
William War he. 
To his Rotall Highness Azeem Ulshaein Bahawdir 

Prince of Bengall and second son to the Emperor Sha-aaljm 

all health, Fort S*. George Septemb 1 '. y e . 12 th . 1710. 

It was in a happy hour of the 14"' day of August last according to the 
English JEra that I receivd the honour of your Royall Highnesses noble and generous 
JSishan, which made that a day of all joy and gladness to the people of the severall 
Nations that inhabit here which I performd with all the solemnity I possibly could 
tho farr short of what so high an honour deservd and the like shall be done as soon as 
the Pioyall Yest shall arrive here from Bengall. It is with great pleasure that I 
congratulate the high honours and dignitys that have flow'd from the resplendent 
Throne on the loyall and faithfull Lord Zoudee Cawne my noble good freind who 
hath approv'd himself so in procuring for me the testimonys of your Princely favours 



96 Records of Fort St. George 

FORT ST. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 1710 

and freindship, and I humbly beceech yo 1 Royall Highness will be pleasd to take 
under your Royall care and patronage the affairs of the R l . Hon bl '. English East 
India Company now depending before the bright Throne of the high and mighty 
Emperor Sbaaalim yo 1 ' Royall father, in such manner as that the perfecting of so 
good a work of obtaining the King's new Phirmaunds for confirming the ancient 
grants and priviledges of his Royall Predecessors to the Hon' ,le . the English Company, 
with what more his Gracious Majesty may add according to his own good will 
and pleasure may be ascrib'd unto your Grace, I hopeyo 1 . Royall Highness will please 
to give (as the Master peice of all) the last finishing stroke to this same great affair, 
which your Koyall Highness hath hitherto so much favourd and countenane'd by yo r . 
powerfu.ll Influence at Court, for which I shall not be wanting to the utmost of my 
ability to observe and obey your Royall Highnesses commands in making my humble 
and gratefull acknowledgment at the most Magnificent Court, concerning which and 
the manner of it I shall write more large to the Lord Admirall Zoudee Cawne, 
besides we shall record and register in letters of Gold in the Chronicles of the Knglish 
Nation, yo 1 '. Royal Highnesses name with all honour and renown, to be laid up in 
our Archives to perpetuate the same to posterity and the generation not yet born, 
1 pray God may keep yo T . Highness always under his protection, with a continual! 
stream of the Kings love, favour, and grace, always flowing upon you without 
ebbing, and that you may always be the love and delight of Mankind, after this what 
can I say more. 

Peom His Excell ct . Zoudee Cawn 

May the Succours of Heaven, and the favour of the most Holy always attend your 
happy thoughts and your high state. 

After having made known the greatness of my desire to see you, a[nd] assuring 
you of my friendship, I am to acquaint you, that I have of [late] been inform'd by 
letters from Agha Mahomud Mukheem, that yo 1 '. \ Hon r ] was arrivd in Chinnapatam, 
& had taken the Government upon you, [this] news was matter of great joy to me. 
Mav the Mercifull God,make you happy, very happy to you. and bestow those blessings 
upon vou, wh[ cl1 ] the best of your freinds can wish you, Although it was never my 
foiftune] to see you, yet I was not Stranger to yo r good Character, and which co[mes] 
now confirmd afresh in Agha Mahomud Mukheem's letters, from su[ch] kind of men, 
we conceive great hopes. The Correspondence which was in a freindly manner 
maintaind between myself and the former Governour, is well known, And in regard 
the reason of maintaining of a good friendship & correspondence still remains the same 
(particularly in regard [to] the Company's affairs, & affairs of that nature, it doth 
remain so) it [is] requisite that that best of freinds doe more and more apply hirn- 
[self] to establish a freindly Correspondence, and to carry on the Cornp" 5 . affairs and 
to doe all other Offices that sincerity and freindship require from [us] and then he 
may on all sides be at ease, And if, as heretofore, you will acquaint me with your 
State, with your good health, and the state of your affairs from time to time, without- 
using any shyness or strangeness, I shali take it very kindly. As I formerly writt you 
of my having the charge of the Sea ports both on this and on that side ; Accordingly 
bv the blessing of God & his safe conduct, I arrivd safe at Hughly, and after my 
arrivall, applyd myself with all diligence to settle affairs. And since I accepted of 
this employment, only, for the better promoting of your affairs, and for the sake of 
my Cowle and Contract with the former Govern 1 '., I conceive hopes from the freind- 
ship between us, that as I have writt in another letter ; you will with all application, 
effectually provide for the safe going and coming of ships, the flourishing of the Sea 
ports, the tranquility of God's people, the putting a stop to Piracys, and laying open 
the ways by sea, in such a manner as it ought to be ; There is a Nishan and a vest 
graciously granted yo r . Hon r . by his Royal] Highness the Kings son, Prince of the 
world, and all wordly things, and the entrance of whose door is equall in diginity to 
the skyes, The Nishan is sent along with this letter, which you are to receive with 
all the tokens of duty and homage And the Vest together with my Present by the help 



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-FORT ST. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 1710- 



of the most High, shall be sent you as soon as the ships goe, The Captain of Calcutta 
came to visit me, I receive! him with all the marks of freindship and civility, presenting 
him with a Vest, a horse &c a according to his quality, and likewise those, that were 
with him. After some discourse the said Captain gave me to understand that of the 
Present designd for his Maj ty part was arrivd at Calcutta, the rest was at Metchle- 
patam, but would be brought there in a little time, In regard the coming forth of a 
Phirmaund full of favours, & answering yo r . severall requests is putt a stop to until! 
your Present doth arrive, It is necessary that whatever part of the present is yet 
remaining behind, should be sent forthwith that it may arrive this monsoon, and L 
may send it up to Court ; that so the favours of the Great Ministers, attending the 
Throne of Majesty and Brightness may respect the State of my good freind, In 
regard that his Majesty hath issued out an order for the buying of Jewels and Pearl, 
Elephants & Horses, I now write to yo 1 '. Hon r ., to desire you, that in th[is] affair you 
would perform the part of a freind toward me, in giving a strict charge to all 
Merchants, whether your own or Strangers, and in writing to them, and in giving them 
your Cowle or any security they shall demand, that what quantity soever of Jewells 
&c a they shall be able to gett together, they shall bring them to Hughly, and they shall 
be paid for them at the Market price. As to myself, I have petitiond the King's 
Sacred Throne in behalf of my worthy freind, so farr as the dutys of Love and freind- 
ship could oblige me, In a short time the Grace and Favour of the Throne of the 
Lord of the Earth and the Age, and whose Court is equall to the .kys will graciously 
respect your State, And the Merchandize and the affairs of the Company will goe on in 
a fair way, As to all other matters Aga Mahomud Muokheem will inform you, In 
regard there is that good understanding between us two, Give me leave to declare to 
you, that of all affairs, I recommend to you in particular the buisness of Pegue, that in 
that behalf you would act the part of a true and real freind, and that upon all occasions, 
you doe help & assist the abovementiond Agha, and the said Agha being sensible of 
your help and countenance, will Day by Day send me an account of your state, & of 
your affairs, and I doe assure you, that my heart, good will and desire of seeing you 
are allways towards you, To Conclude may you remain in health, wealth, and safety. 

Dispatchd a Generall letter to the Govern r . & Council at Negapatam of this days 16 lh . 
date. 

Eeceivd a Generall letter from M 1 ' Harrison at Jaffnapataui dated y e . 10 th inst'. 17, h . 

Dispatch'd a Generall letter to Mess rs . Faucet & Noden at Metchlepat 1 " of this iyth. 
days date. 

Eeceivd a Generall letter from Ditto dated the 4 th . inst'. — 

At a Consultation 
Present 
William Fraser Esq. Govern*. & Prfsld t . Wedne3- 

Edmund Mountague. William Martin. day 20. 

Robert Eaworth. Thomas Frederick. 
Eichard Hunt. Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings. William Warre. 
Agreed and Orderd that the Warehousekeeper doe lade on board ship Europ 



All the 
Rupees that 



all the Eupees now ready Chested, and that she proceed directly for Bengali, without are Chested to 

either touching at Metchlepatam or Vizagapatam as formerly orderd, the season the^rope 011 

growing b[ad] and what goods loaden on her for Vizagapatam, be continued on board j^w 1 !!™. 



to be sent thither by any returning ship bound hither to call in there in her way and thatwere°° * 
deliver the same to the Cheif and Council there ^ignd on 

Vizagapm. to 
be contin- 
ued on board 
her & there 
to be deliverd 
in her way 
baok or uny 
other return- 
ing ship. 



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-FORT ST. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 1710- 



Generall letter from Mess rs . Faucet & Noden at Metehlepat m . dated the 4 th inst'. 
ree a . the 18 th read advising the Gnsbardar is gone up [to] Golcondah, and that the 
Phousdar there cannot deliver the present untill he receives orders from the Suba of 
Golcondah; They likewise advise that they had sent for the old Merchants and 
diacoursd them about the Chay goods, but could not bring them to agree to the pro- 
posals we made them of bringing their goods up here, & taking as much of them as 
we shall have occasion for, which they say could not, by reason the Government would 
not permitt them, it being a hindrance of their usuall presents from the English 
when residing there. 



letter from 
Metohlepm. 
read advising 
the Kings 
present 
remains there 
as formerly & 
that proposalls 
were made to 
the old 
Merohts. for 
Chay goods 
to be brought 
hither bnt the 
Goverrnt 
would hinder 
'em for 
that they 
shou'd not be 
presented by 
the English as 
formerly. 

Mr tte HarrUon Generall letter from M r . Harrison, dated in Jaffnapatam the 10 th . inst*. and 

at Jaffna- receivd here the 17 th . of the same now read, accompany'd with severall papers from 

TheThip ^he Officers giving a further account of the fatall loss of ship Sherbourne, and that 

Sherboms all the ships Company are generally disaffected to their Commander. 

disaffected to 
their Corn- 



answer to 
Zoudee 
Cawn"s per- 
wanna read & 
orderd to [be] 
translated. 

Pags 10000 
to be sent by 
peons over- 
land to Port 
St. David. 



pd in by Mr, 
Frederick late 
Sea Customer 

Pags. 500 
advancd Mr. 
Frederick 
Paymaster. 

Storekeeprs 
acoot. lor last 
month read. 



Aceot. be- 
tween the 
Honble. 
Compa. & the 
Painters 
stated, ballo. 
[duel to the 
latter Pa. 188 
& Pags. 600 
to be advano'd 



The President reads his answer to the Lord Zoudee Cawne's perwanna which is 
approv'd and is as Enterd after this Consultation, Agreed the same be forthwith 
translated and sent to Bengali on the Europe, with the answer to the Princes Nishan. 

Agreed and Orderd that Ten Thousand Pagodas be sent by peons overland to 
Port S*. David they wanting money to carry on their Investment. 

M r . Frederick late Sea Customer pays into Cash one Thousand Pagodas on that 
account. 

Agreed and Orderd that Five Hundred Pagodas be advancd M 1 '. Thomas 
Frederick Paymaster to defray Charges Garrison. 

Mr. William Jennings Storekeeper reads his Storekeepers account for last month. 

Agreed and Orderd that George Maggee be entertaind as one of the Gunroom 
Crew. 

The Accomptant produces a stated acco*. between the Hon ble . Company & 
Eamazalu &c a . Painters by which it appears there is due to them on Ballance one 
hundred eighty eight Pag 8 , which is agreed to be paid them, and likewise that five 
hundred Pagodas be advancd them on the present acco". of what cloth they have in 
their hands a painting. 

Will : Fraser. 
Edm d . Mountague. 
W. Maktin. 
Bob t . Bawokth, 
Tho : Frederick. 
Bich b . Hunt. 
Edw 11 . Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
William Warre. 



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FORT ST. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 1710 

To His Excellency Zoudee Cawne Bahawdir 
Lord Admirall of all his Majestys Ports 
in the Kingdom of" Bengall, Oudeisa, 
Metchlepatam, Cornattah &c\ and 
Phousdar of Hughly 

Health Fort St. George Septemb 1 ' 18th 1710. 

My first addresses to yo r . Excell cy . was of the 12th of May last Congratulating 
yo r new honours and dignitys which the King in his great judgment hath conferrd 
upon you in part, as the reward of your great merit your Loyalty and faithfull 
service to so great a King, which I hope is come to your hands. 

My next after address to your Excell cy - was of the 27 th of June last by your 
good brother in Law Meersufdar whom I hope is long since arrivd to kiss your 
hands at Hughly, he took his passage hence on a ship belonging to this place call'd 
the Josiah. 

On another of our ships 1 sent yo r - Excell oy - one of yo 1 "- meuial servants Hajee 
Cajum by name. 

I have wrote Mirza Abul Fuzzil, that he return hither upon the very first ship 
that comes from Pegue directly for this place, which when he arrives shall show him 
all the favour, and respect I can, copy of what 1 wrote and sent in April last, and 
the letter I have now sent to the said Embassador by a ship that saild hence 
yesterday for Pegue I now send yo r ' Excell cy - that I may not omitt any thing as 
becomes the great esteem and respect 1 bear your Excell cy - for your noble and 
generous performance of the many eminent acts of great freindship, and special favours 
yo r - Excell cy - has done to ray late Predecessor, and that which makes it (if possible) 
the more praiseworthy, is your faithfull promises of continuing the same favour in 
their full extent and real good meaning to my self as his Successour, and 1 shall in true 
gratitude of such your favours as are above value, act the reoiprocall on my part as 
much as ever I can to perfect so good a beginning to its full maturity of a firm, fix'd 
and permaneut mutual love and sincere good freindship, because ardent love is the 
happy state and life of Angels. 

Having premise! thus much, 'tis time I should draw the Scene to the 14 th - of last 
month which brought us the honour, of yo 1 ' Excell cys - perwaua with the glad 
tidings of your being safely arrivd at Hughly, as also the high honour of the Eoyall 
Princes Nisban procurd lor me by yo 1 ' Excell cys - means and special favour, which 
I shall ever acknowledge as so, all this together made that a day of all joy and glad- 
ness not only to my self but to all the people of the severall Nations that inhabit here, 
which high honour of the Royall Princes Nishan I receivd with the greatest solemnity 
I could, all the people at the same time with one voice sounding out his Highnesses 
(and yo r - own) praises. 

Having wrote thus much, just now is brought to me the more perfect Translate 
of yo r - Excell^ 8 - second private and particular letter by which I know mine are come 
to your hands, which at first when I begun this letter I did not know. 

The most valuable part of the Kings present was sent to Metchlep" 1 about some 
13 or 14 months agoe in my Predecessors time, designd to have sent the same over- 
land as farr as Golcondah, but by reason of the severail incoaveniencys attending 
such an undertaking that first design was wholly laid aside as impracticable. 

I have in complyance with yo r - Exeell cys orders sent a ship to that port in May 
last with intent to have receiv'd and taken on board the s d - present to be carryd up 
to Bengali to the English Gentlemen our freinds there, and to await your Excell cy8 
arrivall at Hughly, to have the same deliverd to your Excell cy , but that ship having 
stayd there gome three or four days departed thence (having done nothing) and 
proceeded on her Voyage to Bengali, the Government of Metchlepatam alledging 
for their excuse that they were under and subordinate to Isuph Cavrne the Subah of 



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FORT ST. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 1710 

Goleondah, likewise on the 19"' last month I dispatchd another ship to Metehle- 
patam to the same intent and purpose as the former, with yo r - Fxcell cys - Perwanna 
to the Kings Gusbardar, but he was gone to Goleondah before the perwanna arrivd, 
which my people keep to deliver him when he returns, that ship stayd full three days 
at that Port, without doing any thing of what she was sent for, for the reasons 
aforesaid and then proceeded to Bengali, by whom I did not write anything to yo r - 
Excell cv by reason the Perwanna wherewith yo 1 '- Excell cy - was pleasd to honour me 
with was not then translated. 

And supposing at last the Suba of Golcondahs orders be sent to Mirza Mahomud 
Yarbeeg Phousdar of Metehlepatam for the delivery of the Kings present to your 
yxcell cys order, yet it cannot be sent away sooner than next monsoon to favour it's 
being sent to Bengali which will be in Feb 17 - next, four months hence. 

1 have according to yo 1 - ExcelF 5 "'- commands discours'd the most eminent 
Merchants here that deal in jewels and pearl who all promise a complyance but wish 
rather that yo 1 ' Exeell cy would plea9e to send hither your Vackeel or Gomosta ; they 
being fearfull of the sea, as not having been used to the same, and at last cannot be 
performd till next monsoon as I have said, when I shall engage them to proceed to 
Bengali in the way and manner your ExcelF 5 '- has orderd, but the hardest matter 
and greatest difficulty remains how to send any Elephants hence to Bengali, but 
I shall endeavour all I can to prevail with those Merchants here that expect 
Elephants from Pegue next March to continue them on board ship for Bengali. 

I have here five Elephants designd as part of the Kings present but doe not 
know what to doe or how they can be sent yo r - Exeell cy having kept them now 
above fourteen months and I am very uneasy untill all the parts of the Kings 
present be sent away so as that they may arrive safely with your Excell cy - at Hughly. 

I am told Racean produces a breed of Elephants of a very large Cast, and bigger 
then any that come from Pegue, and easyer brought to Bengali then from any other 
parts, of which yo 1 '- Excell cy - may be perfectly informd by severall within your own 
Government. 

I have attempted to give my humble answer to his Boyall Highnesses Nishan 
which comes herewith, which I hope by yo r - Excell cyrt means may meet with a favour- 
able acceptance. 

Yo r - Excell eyB - perwannas are so full of grace and goodness that they doe not 
only give me leave, but bid me write full acid freely to yo T Exceil cy - without any 
shyriess or reserve, hath embolden'd me to be thus large. 

There is a people of the Prench Nation who call themselves by the name and 
apellation of a new S fc Male's Company of Merchants Trading to the East Indies, they 
come out in a body of some 7 or 8 ships in Company, they are of great force both -as 
to men and guns, they bring out but a very small stock to invest in goods, four such 
ships have arrivd at Pondichery on the .19 th - August last, where they have contracted 
w th . the Merchants of that place for an Investment of seventy thousand Pagodas 
worth of severall sorts of Cloth, which is not sufficient to fill up any one of their 
larger ships, on the 4 th ' of this month they saild from Pondichery, and as is beleivd 
are gone to Mergy a Sea port belonging to the King of Syam, there to fitt and clean 
their ships and then to goe a cruizing for what ships they can meet with belonging 
to the English that they can take and make prize of, 'tis true the Crown of England 
hath maintaind a great and just warr for eight years past against the King of 
France who would endeavour to oppress and insult over severall Soveraign & Inde- 
pendant Princes and Free States, till now that he is fore'd to s\ibmitt to the fate of 
warr by the Hon Ke terms and conditions he offers as the ground work of a long and 
permanent peace, but this warr in Europe ought not to extend to these parts of the 
world, which these French ships doe, by takeing the innocent fair tradeing Merchants 
ships belonging to the English that inhabit here as well as the English that live and 
trade, in all our Companys Settlements in the severall parts of India, and 'tis a truth 
well known that the Stocks adventurd on the severall Country ships in this place 



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-FORT ST. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 1710- 



and other Ports belonging to the English, such Stocks sent to Sea is not always all of 
it properly the English, but that the Natives are pretty much concernd, and even 
the great men the Ombrahs by their Yackeels and Gomosta's are often very deeply 
concernd in such Country Trading ships. 

But this is a subject matter proper to be discoursd of between 'yo r- Excell 07 - & 
our Comp as - worthy President the Hon ble . Anthony Weltden Esq. Govern 1 "- of Calcutta 
newly arrivd there, a very ingenious Gentleman, made up of abundance of good 
complicated parts, his conference with yo r Excell 07 ' when your leisure from greater 
affairs may admitt the same, will justify the character I give of him to yo r \ Excell 073, 
Satisfaction. 

May the Almighty Good God the Author of our being, be always propitious to 
you, and guide and direct you in his righteous wayes that you may see your 
Childrens Children prolong their dayes with honour and prosperity, and that the 
Kings favour, love, and affection may always increase and continue to you, without 
malice or enemys, that all hearts may pray, and all mouths speak out God bless and 
preserve the Noble brave Lord Zoudee Cawne. 

A Letter rec d " at ten this morning from Negapatam by Dutch peons dated the 11 th . 
inst*' from M r - Harrison at Jaffnapatam, adviseing that Cap'- . Henry Cornwall with 
the assistance of the Dutch and their Sloops had gott the Ship Sherborne off from the 
Sand where she first struck and was arrivd and at an anchor at Point Pedro, and that 
she had not receivd near the damage as was at first suppos'd, but that her own people 
had rifled her of all they could lay their hands on, and still continued disaffected 
refusing positively to goe on board upon whioh M r - Harrison applyd to Dutch Govern- 
ment and forcd them on board three of their sloops, and sent them down to the ship, 
he likewise advises that the Dutch informing him of the French being on the Coast, 
he thought it more safe for the ship to proceed to Bengali, the Captain declaring 
his ship was in a Condition to undertake the Voyage, Upon which the Gov r . & 
Council immediately wrote away to M r . Harrison advising him they approv'd of 
what he had done. 

Ship Princess Sophia Hedrig saild for Bengali. 

Dispatchd by peons overland ten thousand Pag 8 , for Port S'. David by whom 
sent a Generall letter to the Dep ty . Govern 1 . & Council there of this days date. 

Ship President Charles Hopkins Mast r . belonging to the R'. Hon ble . Comp a . 
arrivd from Bencoolen but last from Vizagapatam by whom rec a . the following 
Generall letters Vizt. 

ffrom the Dep ty . Govern r . & Council of York Fort dated y e . 16 th . June last. 
ffrom Dep ty . Gov r . Harrison & Cap*. Rich d . Phrip dat d . y 9 . 5 th . d°. 
ffrom the Cheif & Council of Bantall dated y e . 8 th . July last. 
& ffrom the Cheif & Council of Vizagapatam dated the 6 th . inst\ 



22 



At a Consultation 
Present 
"William Fbaseb Esq. Govern". & Presid t . 
Edmund Mountague. William Martin. 

Robert Raworth. Thomas Frederick. 

Richard Hunt. Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings. William Warre. 

M r . Bulkley late Land Customer pays into Cash four hundred and thirty 
Pag 9 . 19 fas : 33°*, and is for ball , of that account. 



1710—26 



Saturdat 



Page. 437 : 
19 : 33 the 
ballo. of Mr. 
Bulkleys 
aooot. as late 
Land Cus- 
tomer paid 
into Cash. 



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General] 
letter & Cap*. 
Bryant's 
dispatoh to 
Bengali read, 



FORT ST. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 1710 

Generall letter to the President and Council in Bengali and 
Bryant's Dispatoh to that Port read, approvd, and Signed. 



v\< 



roverl and 



Severall 
Generall 
letters from 
the West 
Coast reel, 
f- the HonWe 
Compa\ ship 
President 
read. 

Letter from 
Vizagapm. 
read. 



25". 



26™. 



Humphry 



Generall letters from the West Coast of the 5*. & 16 th . June last from York 
Fort, and one from the Cheif & Council at Bantall all receivd ^ ship President now- 
read, of which we were advisd by M 1 ' Harrison from Jaffnapatam, the consideration 
of all which is deferrd untill the said M 1 '. Harrisons arrivall, who is dayly expected to 
lay before us the whole state of affairs on that Coast. 

Generall letter from Yizagapatam dated the 6 th inst'. ree d . *$• ship President the 
22 d . advising the arrivall of the Susannah there on the 'ffi™ inst'. who deliverd all 
things according to Invoice and bill of Ladeing, and departed thence the 4 th . after 
for Bengali. 

Win : Eraser. 

Edm d . Mountague. 

W. Martin. 

Rob 1 . Ra worth. 

Tho : Frederick. 

Rich". Hunt. 

EDW D . BuLKLEY. 

W M . Jennings. 

WlLIIAM WARRE. 

Ship Europe Cap*. Humphry Bryant Command 1 ', saild for Bengali by whom sent 
a Generall letter to the President & Council there dated the 21 8 ' inst'., undercover 
whereof went the Hon ble Presidents answers to the Princes Nish&n & Zoudee 
Cawnes Perwanna. 

Receivd a Generall letter from the Dep ty . Govern 1 '. & Council of Fort S*. David 
dated the 23 d . inst'. 

Ship Hannover Cap*. Boddam Command 1, . saild for Malacca. 



At a Consultation 



Wednes- 
day 27™. 



Pag». 1000 
ordd, ye. 
Paymastr. 
Generall 
letters read. 



Letter from 
Fort St. 
David read, 
their bill of 
Pag s . 1000 
orderd to be 
mid. 



Present 



William Fraser Esa E 
Edmund Mountague. 
Robert Ra worth. 
Richard Hunt. 
William Jennings. 



Govern". & Preside 
William Martin. 
Thomas Frederick. 
Edward Bulkley. 
William Warre. 



Agreed and Orderd that One Thousand Pagodas be advancd M r Thomas Frederick 
Paymaster to defray Charges Garrison. 

Generall letters to Anjengo & Bombay read approved and signd. 

The President acquaints the Council that there has been Merchants with him 
about buying one of the Companys Elephants for which by the Broker they offer 
fourteen hundred Pag 6 ; and in consideration of the keeping and feeding of the said 
Elephants is a great charge they having been bought and design'd a part of the 
Kings present, and it being impossible to send them hence to Bengali, It's therefore 
Agreed and Orderd that said Elephaut be sold for the most that can be gott to 
lessen that charge. 

Generall letter from Fort S'. David dated y e . 23 d . inst'. rec d . the 26 th . now read, 
advising they have drawn a bill on us for One Thousand Pagodas payable after throe 
days to Latchmiah Puttee, which is agreed to be accepted when presented and paid 
when due, Likewise the prizes of the Musters now sent us Yizt. Oringall Betteelas of 
32°° Long 2| co broad at eighty Pag". ^ Corge, Sail Cloth of 20 co Long & 2 C0 broad 



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FORT ST. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER J710 

at twenty nine Pag s ^> Corge, accounting forty such peices to the Gorge, which 
being both veiw'd by us all and likewise by our Merchants, the Oringall Betteelas 
are adjudg'd to be dear, and the Sail Cloth reasonable the further consideration of 
the said Betteelas is deferrd untill another Consultation day that we may compare 
them with our Musters of the same kind here. 



M 1 ' Jennings late Storekeeper pays into Cash on that account Two Thousand Pa e?- 2000 



Pagodas. 



into Cash 
by the Store- 
keeper. 

M r . Thomas Frederick Late Sea Customer pays into Cash Five Hundred Pagodas Pags 5oo p a. 
on that account. £%**. 

late Sea 
Customer. 

Orderd that ship President be sent to Bengali as soon as possible there to fitt The ship 
and clean in order to be returnd to us in Jan iy . with grain &c a . in some measure to 2^^* 
countervail her charge ; Charles Hopkins Master of said ship being very ill, and not Bengali. 
able to undertake the Voyage, but John Freeman now Cheif mate haveing a good 
character was sent for and Orderd to take charge of her and proceed to Bengali as 
aforesaid. 

Generall letter from Metchlepatam dated the 7 th inst'. now receivd and read, Letter from 
advising that they cannot perswade the Phousdar there to permitt the Present to be read! hlepm ' 
sent off, pretending want of orders from the Cheif Govern 1 ', at Beswarr. 

The Companys Merchants having been often sent for and prest to eome to an Proposals for 
agreement for this Years Investment, were now again sent for but still persisted in InTestm - 
their former answer, which was to provide the goods on the same terms as they did 
last years but conditionally that they might have all the Broad Cloth now sent out 
on the same terms likewise (which was fifty ^> Cent on Invoice), But we urgin 0, 
that the Cloth now sent out (as it really is) farr better in it's kind both in respect to 
its dye, curing, and packing then what formerly sent, therefore insisted on sixty W- 
Cent advance, which they could by no means be brought to comply with, insisting 
that Cotton was now much dearer, and the Camp at a greater distance upon which 
they were orderd to withdraw. 

Upon the whole it's considerd that there is no other Merchants to contract with 
on whom we can rely to gett in their goods timely enough to be sent on the Jan rv : 
Shipping, they having now good quantitys both in Town and Country that enables 
them to perform better then any other new Undertakers can, It's therefore Agreed 
that we let them have all the Broad Cloth & Perpetuanoes come ^ this years 
shipping, reserving enough for Presents and the use of the Garrison, at fifty five W- 
Cent advance on Invoice, And the Merchants being again called in were acquainted 
with this our last and finall resolution, to which with much adoe, and great perswa- 
sion they were brought to acquiesce, and promis'd to bring in the severall quantitys 
and Species of Callicoes as $ List deliverd them, which is as Enterd after our 
Consultation. of the 15 th August last, but would sign no Contract, they having no 
money advancd them of the Hon ble Companys. 

Peter De Legroy a French man by Nation, and marry'd in this place, but rather Peter Lagroy- 
a Vagrant than a settled Inhabitant here and it being known that he has been very p^eanf 6 
active in severall ill Offices in respect to the Government of this place but more wh ?- 
especially now of late having gone hence to Pondichery without leave or any know- 
ledge of the Govern r . where he acted the part of an Incendiary by stirring up three of 
the French Captains to protest against Mons 1 '. Raoul Command 1 ', of the Marrepaw, & 
Comma[n]dant of that Squadron, for that they in their passage outward bound having 
seen four ships would not bear down to engage them, which the said Legroy averrd 
to be the English East India Companys ships, which protest they deliverd" into S 1 '. 
Andrew Hebert Govern 1 , of Pondichery, Upon the whole it's unanimously agreed 
that the said Legroy doe depart this place in forty days, and that Notes be affixd 
at the Gates to give notice of this our order. 



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-FORT ST. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 1710- 



Pags. 316 : 
21f» : p a in 
by the 
Arraok 
Farmers. 



27™. 
28 



October 



Monday 
2 d . 



letters from 
Negapatm. 



Gruapa &c a . Arrack Partners pays into Cash three hundred and sixteen Pagodas 
24 ta on that account. 

Will : Fraser. 
Edm 1 . Mountague. 
W. Martin. 
Rob 1 '. Ra worth. 
Tho : Frederick. 
Rich d . Hunt. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 
William Warre. 
Ship Eugene Cap'. Barrow Command 1 ', arrivd from Bengali. 
Ship Morning Starr Cap*. Funnell Command 11 , arrivd from Ditto. 
Dispatchd by peons overland a Generall letter to the Cheif & Council of Anjengo 
dated y e 26 th inst'. and under cover thereof a Generall to the Generall & Council at 
Bombay dated y e 29 th past & 25 th inst'. 

Sloop Endeavour Edward Love Master arrivd from Ganjam. 
Ship Sarah Si Esther Cap'. Jones Command 1 , arrivd from Bengali & Vizagap™. 
by whom rec d . a generall letter from the Cheif & Council of the latter dated the 17 th 
past. 

Receivd a Generall letter from the Dep ty . Govern r . & Council of Fort S'. David 
dated the 27 th past, as also a Generall from the Govern 1 ' & Council at Negapatam 
dated the 5 th inst'. 8. N. 



At a Consultation 
Present 



William Fraser Esq/ 
Edmund Mountague. 
Robert Raworth. 
Riohard Hunt. 
William Jennings. 
Generall letter from the Govern 1 ' 



Govern". & President. 
William Martin. 
Thomas Frederick. 
Edward Bulkley. 
William Warre. 



N 



The Pay- 
mastr. to 
adjust all 
aooots. with 
ye Mastr. of 
the ship 
President & 
to advanoe the 



& Council at Negapatam dated the 5" 1 instant 
S., rec d . the L st inst'. O.S. now read advising that Gov 1 '. Van Steelant designing 
for Batavia the first opportunity, and giving us thanks for the kindly correspondence 
that has hitherto been maintaind between us, requesting the continuance of the same 
to his Succesor The Hon ble Myn Heer Daniel Bernard who promises the reciprocall 
on his part. 

Generall letter from the Dep ty . Govern r . &c a . Council at Fort S'. David dated y\ 
27 th ult° rec d the ^ m0 . inst'. now read advising the safe arrivall of the ten thousand 
Pagodas sent them overland & peons, they likewise advise that Sadatulla Cawne the 
present Duan at. Arcot has sent a message to the Government at Pondichery to 
demand the five villages formerly given them by the late Nabob Dowed Cawne. 

Generall letter from the Cheif & Council at Vizagapatam, dated the 17 th . ult°. 
receivd yesterday, now read, advising it's reported that the Calinga Country is under 
Isuph Cawne Suba of Golcondah, and that Fuckerla Cawne is coming their way, but 
in what character they can't learn. 

Agreed and Orderd that the Paymaster doe adjust and make up all accounts of 
ship President with the Master and pay what shall appear due, and likewise to 
advance what usuall to said ships Company for her proceeding to Bengali, and that 
he be advancd for that use, and to defray Charges Garrison Three Thousand Pagodas 
he having occasion for said sum. 



to her Compa. 
for her pro- 
ceeding to 
Bengll. 
Pag=>. 3000 
advanod y». 
Paymaster. 



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105 



-FORI ST. GEORGE, OCTOBER 1710- 



Orderd that Ten Thousand Pagodas be 
brought in on last years Contract. 



paid the Merchants ou acco\ goods Pa A s - lnoot) 

Mercht s - on 
aooot. last 



. Eichard Hunt late Paymaster reads his acco'. for 
Charges Garrison 
Charges Dyet & Allowances 
Dyet and Stores laid in 
Charges Grenerall . . 
Fortifications & Repairs 
Charges Cattle 
Charges Extraordinary 
Elephants Charges 
Brass Ordinance . . 
Vizagapatam Factory 
Priaman Settlement 
Maddapollam Tatch 
Egrmore Kedoubt . . 




August last Yiz* 


Pas'. 


1588: 


3 




258: 


4 




983: 


5 




449: 


3 




230- 


35 




88. 


22 




184: 


6 




77: 


2 




22 


23 




37: 


35 




4 


16 




19 


- 




425 


7 



Pay mast r s. 
acoot. for 
Augt. read. 



Pag s . 4368 : 17 



The Musters of the Oringall Betteelas receivd from Fort S*. David being now Musters of 
viewd by all and every of us, and compared with our Musters of the same kind here, Bettfeks & 
and is found to be not so good, but much dearer and as so is rejected likewise the Bail cloth 
Sail cloth being again veiwd is found to be good of it's kind and reasonable which is st%aTid 
accepted of, and orderd to be made pursuant to the Hon ble Companys directions of 20 ^merre ? eot- 
yards long, and one broad. ed the latter 

acoepted. 

The Merchants doe now (pursuant to a former order of Consultation) produce to ftiTsaUam- 
us a peice of fine Sallampores, which tho" it is not the very finest, yet it is the best pores pro- 
they can gett here about fit for painting according to the Hon hle Companys orders, panting, 
which being brown, "Wee can't make any certain judgement of it, its therefore 
Orderd to be sent to the AVashers with the Companys and Merchants chop affixd 
thereto, They likewise produce a muster of Neckcloths containing ten in each peice 
of 32 Cov ds long & 1| broad, the consideration of which is deferr'd untill next 
Consultation. 

Orderd that the Accomptant doe draw out the acco 4 . Salary due to the Hon ble stiary°ordd. 
Companys Servants of this place from the 25 tb . of March last, to the 25 th . of Septem- to he drawn 
ber last past. 

Will : Fbaser. 
Edm b . Mountague. 
W. Martin. 
Bob*. Eawokth 
Tho : Frederick. 
Eioh 1 '. Hunt. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 
"W™. Jennings, 
William Warre. 



Dispatchd by peons overland two Generall letters Vizt. 

To the Cheif & Council of Vizagapatam dat d . y e . 29 th . past. 

To Mess 1 "*. Faucet & Noden at Metchlepat™. of this days date. 
Ship Charlton Cap*. Griffin arrivd from Bengali. 
Dispatchd a Generall letter to Fort S 4 . David of this days date. 
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FORT, ST. GEORGE, OCTOBER 1710 

5 ,K Ship President Cap 4 . Freeman Command 1 ', belonging to the Hon ble Comp\ saild 

for Bengali by whom sent a Generall letter to the Govern 1 . & Council there dated 
the 3 d . inst 1 . 

Ship Eugene Cap'. Barrow Command 1 ', saild for Bengali. 
,; Ship Morning Starr Cap'. Funnell Command 1 , saild for Ditto. 

8" 1 Sloop Ballasore Dennis Gomez Master saild for Ditto. 

9'" This Evening the President ree d . advices of M 1 '. Harrison's being arrivd from 

Jafnapatam at Fort S". David. 

Tuesday ^ t a Consultation 

Present 
William Frasek Esq\ Govern*. & Presid'. 
Edmund Mountague. "William Martin. 
Robert Raworth. Thomas Frederick. 

Richard Hunt. Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings. William Warre. 

cash aecot. rpj^ jj 0D bie p res ident reads his acco t . of the R l . Hon ble . Comp as . Cash for last 

reld halt month the ballance being Pag s . 10812 : ll fa -: 4 ca -. 

10812 : 11 : 4. 

Pags. 2000 to Orderd that Two Thousand Pagodas be remitted to Vizagapatam M 1 '. Robert 

vJS'atam Baworth offering a bill for that amount. 

by bill. m 

Mint aooot. William Fraser Esq 1 '. Mintmaster reads his Mint account for August and 

iept^read September last, and pays into Cash Acco*. Coynage Gold eighty 6ix Pag s : 30'*-, and 
Pags. 86: 30fa delivers the Warehousekeeper five thousand three hundred and forty three Rupees 

pd. into , r,„ t r-i ci-i 

cash acoo t . 18 ab - acco*. Coynage Silver. 

Coynage Gtold 

& 6343 rups. * 

18as pd. the 

Ware bo use. 

keeper aoet. 

Coynage 

Silver. 



Sea Custom 

aoet. for Augt August last Vizt- 

read. 



M 1 '. Thomas Frederick late Sea Customer reads his acco'. Sea Customs for 



Custom on goods imported and exported Pag s 

Custom on grain 
Anchorage and Tonnage 



4019 : 


13:- 


17 


• • 


116 


: 12:- 



Pag». 4152 : 25 :— 



a coot. Salary The Accomptaut produces an acco*. of Salary due to the R*. Hon ble . Companys 

is? 8 ordd^to Servants in this place for six months from the 25 th . of March last to the 25 th . Septem- 
bepaid. ber nlt°. amo". to Pag s . 1 380 : 12 fa - : 3 ca - which is orderd to be paid. 

Pag«. 6oo Orderd that five hundred Pagodas be advancd M 1 ' Thomas Frederick Paymaster 

advaned ye. to defrav Charges Garrison. 

Pay mi\ ' ° 

Musters of The President produces three peices of Musters of the Metchlep m . Romalls in 

Metohiepatam p r i va te Merchants hands, commonly known by the name of Bengali Romalls & Alle- 
pi'o'due'd jars q' 8 . 16 handkercheifs to the peice and twenty such peices to the Gorge for which he 
& deUverd demands Pag s . 45 ^ Gorge, and says he has ten corse now in his hands and promises 
housekeepe'/" to provide a larger quantity if we agree, which Musters are now deliverd the Ware- 
andriewd a8hd housekeeper to be washd, and view the whole parcel and make his report of the same. 
The Broker The President acquaints the Council that the Broker has been with him, who 

Mercys offCr tells him that there are Merchants in Town who offer to buy the five remaining 
Pags.5ooofor Elephants of the Companys and that they offer Five Thousand Pag s for them all, 
Eiephts. which Merch ts . the President has seen, It is Agreed that he discourse them and doe 

The President se n them for the most as can be gott, their keeping being a great charge to the 
for the most Company. 

oan bo gott. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1710 107 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, OCTOBER 1710- 



M 1 . Richard Huut late Paymaster pays into Cash Eight Hundred Pagodas 22"* Pags. soo : 
and is for Ball , of his Paymasters aoeo'. J 2 !* being the 

•> balR 01 Mr. 

Hunt late 
Payunbt's. 
acooi.. p'l- 
into Cash. 

Agreed and Orderd that John Harvev at his own request be discharg'd the Gun- a Gunner 
room and that John Wattly be entertaind'of that Crew. t*othet & 

enterhcind, 

Robert Ra worth late Warehousekeeper pays into Cash Eighteen Thousand Mr. i{ ;iWO rth 
Pagodas acco f . Silver and Goods sold. ho'iLkee^ 6 ' 

pays into Caen 
Pags. 18000 
aoot. silver & 
goods Bold. 

Erlepa &e a Tobacco & Beetle Farmers pay into Cash five hundred eighty three P»g»-683:i2 
Pag\12'*onthatacco\ $Z toCMh 

Tobacco & 

beetle 

Farmers. 

Simon Ivilpatrick & Lewis Meliqae Farmers of the wine License pay into Cash Pags. 100 pd. 
one hundred Pagodas on that acco\ ^F^mJl 

WlLL : FRASER. of the Wine 

EdM d . MoUNTAGUE. Lioenee. 

W. Martin. 
Rob 1 . Raworth. 
Tho : Frederick. 
Rich". Hunt. 
Edw 11 . Bulkley. 
W*. Jennings. 
William Warrb. 

Receivd a Generall letter from the Cheif & Council of Vizagapat m . dated y e . 5 th . io tH 

inst'. 

Receivd a Generall letter from Ditto dated y e . 2 d . inst'. ^ 

Receivd a Generall letter from M r . Harrison at Fort S'. David dated y e 9 th inst. 12 

Ship Charlton Cap*. Griffin saild for the Malabar Coast by whom sent 

Duplicates of the letters which were dispatch'd overland tbe 28 th past to the Cheif & 

Council of Anjengo, & Generall & Council at Bombay. 

Ship Sarah & Esther Cap 1 . Dalglaish saild for Bengali. __ 

Ship Harriot Cap*. Christopher Cradock, Command 1 , saild for Surat. 16 

At a Consultation „ 

1HCBSDA* 

Present 19 th 

William Fraser Esq*. Govern". & Presid 1 . 
Edmund Mountague. Will m . Martin. 

Robert Raworth. Thomas Frederick. 

Richard Hunt. Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings. William Warre. 

M r . Robert Raworth late Warehousekeeper reads his Warehouse account for the Warehouse 
months of July and August last, and as Sea Customer reads that account for September }™'y% tor 
last Yizt — ^.P 8 *,™* 11 

Custom on goods imported and exported ... Pag' 

Custom on grain 

Anchorage ... ... ... ... — 

Tounage 

Pag*. 1815 : 25 



1693 : 


.9 


10 


:s 


20 


56 


67 


18 


— 


51 


14 


— 



Sea CuBtota 
aocot. for 
Septr read. 



108 



Records of Fort St. George 



Land Custom 
acot. for 
Sept'', read. 



-FORT. ST. GEORGE, OCTOBER 1710- 



M r . Richard Hunt Land Customer reads that account for September last Vizt — 



Cboultrj Custom 
Rubye Brokers 
Registrin^ Slaves 



Pag". 204 ; 29 

30 : 22 

3 : — 



Pag" 



238 : 15 : 20 



Aooot. 

proiucd stuted 
bet-wixt the 
Honble 
Compa. & 
Col] o way & 
Vinoatty 
Chitty 

belonging to 
an investment 
in 1708 by 
which there 
appears due 
to the said 
Chittys 
Pags. 10348 : 
32 : 4. 
& they insist 
upon 

Interest on 
the ballanoe 
the oonsidera. 
tion of whioh 
is deferrd 
nntil] another 
Consultation 
day. in the 
mean time 
Pa. 10000 is 
orderd to be 
paid them in 
part. 



M 1 '. Martin late Accomptant produces an account between the Hon ble . Company 
and Colloway and Vinkattee Chittee as to the goods brought in by them belonging 
to a former Investment made in the year ] 708 by the late President Pitt &c a . by 
which account it does appear there is due to the Merchants Pag s . 10348 : 32 : 4. 
M r . Martin does likewise acquaint the Council that the Merchants doe insist to 
have Interest allowd them, but in regard there hath not been brought in till now 
any stated account betwixt the Hon ble . Company and said Merchants, the further 
consideration of which is referrd untill another Consultation day, when we shall 
appoint a day for the thorough examining the said account but for the present it is 
Agreed and Orderd that Ten Thousand Pagodas be paid them in part. 



Mr. Frederiok 
Sea Customer 
pays into 
Cash Pags. 



M 1 ' Thomas Frederick late Sea Customer pays into Cash Two Thousand Pagodas 
on that account. 



ad a vanod°° Orderd that one Thousand Pagodas be advancd M 1 . Thomas Frederick Pay- 
Mr. Frederick ma ster to defray Charges Garrison. 

Paymaster. J D 

advanod ye. Agreed and Orderd that One Hundred Pagodas be advancd the Washers for 

Washers & * curing the R*. Hon 1Jle . Coniponys Cloth, and likewise Four Hundred Pagodas to the 

Pags. 400 the _ . , D . . ,. r •> ° 

Painters. Painters on acco r . painting. 



entertaind in Orderd that George Duttary & John 

the Gunroom. GrUUroOm. 



m be entertaind to serve in the 



General! 

letter from 
Mr. Harrisor. 
at Port St. 
David with 
his acoots. 
from the 
West Coast. 



Generall letter from M 1 . Jeremiah Harrison dated in Fort 8\ David the 9 th 
inst 1 . rec''. the 12 th now read, giving a particular account of all his Transactions at the 
West Coast with Copy book of Letters sent and Acco'.Cash for three months which 
was during his stay there, and the ballanee paid to M r . Ettrick is Doll 18 . 23027: 5. 



Letter from 
Vizagapm. 
signifying a 
message 
Puckerla 
Cawne sent 
them that he 
would have 
his money or 
dye before 
ye. place. 



Generall letters from the Cheif & Council at Vizagapatam dated the 2 d and 5 l \ 
inst tB . rec d . the 10 th & 11 th now read, advising that Fuckerla Cawne had sent them 
word by a messenger that he would be with them in ten days to demand and 
receive his money or dye before the place. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1710 109 



FORT ST. GEORGE, OCTOBER 1710 

Translates of two letters reeeivd some days ago from the Bishop of S l . Thoma Viz 1 . ^ e w ° '//'^"he. 
one to the Govern 1 '. & Council, the other to the President now read, relating to the Bg.'ofSt. 
Theatine order they thinking themselves exempted from Episcopall jurisdiction, opp^ition to 
Agreed that an answer be sent him to so much as the President shall think needfull. tneTnestine 

order who 
think them- 
selves not 
under 
Episoopall 
jurisdiction. 
The Presi- 
dent to 
answer them, 
as he thinks 
needfull. 

The Petition of Peter De La Groy now read (which is as Ent cl . after this Con- Petition of 
sulfation) and it appearing to us since our former order that what was ther. alledgd Groy read in 
against him in a great measure proceeded from some malicious enemy s of his own defence 
Nation not settled inhabitants of this place, It's therefore agreed and orderd that the accusation. 
time limitted for his departing this place be suspended, untill we are better inform'd 
whether what alledgd against him be matter of fact, or malice. 

Will : Eraser. 
Edm d . Mountague. 
W. Martin. 
E. Eaworth. 
Tho : Frederick. 
Rich d . Hunt. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
"William Warre. 



TO THE HON BLE . WlLL M . FRASER EsQ e . 

PRESID 1 . FOR AFFAIRS OF THE R T . HoN BLE . UlSITED EAST INDIA CoMP\ ON THE 

Coast of Choromandell & Govern e . of Port St. George &c a . Council. 
May it please yo 1 ' Hon 1 ' &c a . 

The Petition of Peter De La Groy 
Humbly Sheweth 

That yo 1 '. Petit 1 having presented yo 1 '. Hon r . &c a . with his petition sometime agoe, 
to which you were pleas'd to return him no answer, and the time now approaching 
that you have been pleasd to li mitt for his departure, he humbly makes bold once 
more (as in his conscience he has given no offence neither to the English Nation, nor 
Government here any manner of way) to supplicate yo 1 '. Hon 1 '. &c a . to give him leave 
to justify himself, from what may have been ailed g'd against him by clandestine 
enemys, he assures yo r Hon r . &c\ he should not be so bold had he been guilty of the 
least error in his behaviour, and is ready should it be proved not only to forfeit your 
protection, but his estate or any thing else that you shall please to inflict upon him, 
he humbly referrs hi3 case to yo r . Hon r . &c a . who he hopes (as impartiall Judges) 
upon his clearing himself of what has been laid to his charge, will be pleas'd to re- 
verse the decree, you have putt forth against him, and he as in duty bound shall ever 
pray &c a . 

Ship Sibamud, Sheik Cauyeem Noquedah saild for Surat. 20r " 

Reeeivd by peons overland two generall letters from Mess". Faucet & Noden at 22 ° 

Metohlepatam dated y e . 25 th past & 3 d inst ts . 

Reeeivd a Generall letter from the Dep ty . Govern 1 '. & Council at Fort S' 

David dated y e . 2 L st . inst 1 . 



110 Records of Fori St. George 



FORT ST. GEORGE, OCTOBER 1710 

At a Consultation 

Fryday Present 

27™. 

William Fraser Esq*. Gov*. & Preside 
Edm b . Mountague. William Martin. 

eobert raworth. thomas frederick. 

Richard Hunt. Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings. William Warrk. 

Pag B . co5o— i n pursuance to an order of Council of 10 th inst'. the President does now acquaint 

for 5 n E°e- a8 the Council that he has sold the Companys five remaining Elephants to Sunderadaus 
phantssoidby n ov ildar of Pullieat for six thousand & fifty Pagodas which is now paid into the 
Cash. 

ftSSta ? M r . Jeremiah Harrison late Dep ty - Govern 1 , of Bencoolen, & Superviz 1 '. of all the 

CommibBion Hon We . Companys affairs on the West Coast of Sumatra having arriv'd yesternight 
Skingies and having been . mett by severall Gentlemen of this place as farr as the Mount, ap- 
Acknuwiedg- p ea rd this day before us in Consultation, and deliverd up his Commission given him 
Bpwsii 01 4 ° by this Board by which he acted, he likewise deliverd us in M r . Richard Skingle's 
twT' late Govern r . of York Fort his confession and acknowledgment for Spanish Dollars 

tionbook and nine thousand one hundred & forty for errors in his acoo 1 . of the Hon ble . Companys 
W a ha rs°r h i e at- Cash (which is as Enterd after this Consultation), M r . Harrison doth likewise say he 
ingtoye. hath his Consultation book & severall other papers relating to the Hon ble . Companys 
affaX'he left affairs, to lay before us so soon as arrivd from Fort S\ David which he expects in a 
at Fort St. few days. 

David whioh 
will he here 
in few days. 

fT Tall m Generall letter from Fort S*. David dated the 21 st rec d . y e . 24 th inst 4 . now read, 

!t. e gt. r David the purport of which is that the Duan Sadatulla Cawne is travelling towards Chellum- 

"T'b'uniB 181 ^ rum ' anc ^ ^ na * Lne y beleivd he would pass by their bounds, and also that he will 

coming expect some of their people be sent them with a present as usuall in such cases, and 

Chelinmbrnm ^at they have nothing that is proper to present him, desiring us to send the same 

apresentto from hence, or our orders what they shall doe, Agreed and Orclerd that a letter be 

to/th^rTnan wrote them that we will doe it here, when he arrives at Arcot the season of the year 

against he not permitting anything to be sent by sea ; they likewise advise that our two Military 

ArcoT at Officers at Chingee are still detaind Captives there, but that they beleive a moderate 

The 2 present sent hence to Serope Sing the Govern r . of that Fort would easily procure their 

offioere^re Liberty, but in regard they advise us that they never sent any present to him since 

still at that place became the Hon ble . Comp as . purchase of inheritance, but least the beginn- 

unreieasd, ing of it now which we are necessitated to doe should entail upon us a constant cus- 

tb*t G i Tr ' ° f * om or Sallabad for the future it is agreed and orderd for this once that we doe make 

expecting a up a present of such severall things that may be proper to be sent hence to the said 

a present of Govern*, of Chingee of about two hundred Pag s . but withal] that we order the 

about Pags Dep ty . Govern 1, . & Council there, to take care that they make the renters reimburse 

hiltauhe"' toe Company, they having been the cause of our peoples being taken and detaind 

Depty. Govr. Captives there, They likewise desire that Broadcloth of severall sorts to the quantity 

Ports" 01 a of 28 bales, and all manner of packing stuff be sent them, which the Warehouse- 

David to take keeper is orderd to doe so soon as the season will permitt which at present is very 

renters 6 boisterOUS. 

reimburse 

the Compa. 

Broad oloth 

& Packing 

stuff to he 

sent to Fort 

St David. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1710 111 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, OCTOBER 1710- 



M r . William Jennings Rentall General! reads that acco 1 . for one year ending the re "° i,?, 1 ^ 

ultp. August 1707 and pays into Cash on that aceo 1 . one thousand & three [hundred] y e ea ^ 707 B 

Pag s , 20 fa . and likewise reads his Scavengers acco 4 . for one year ending the ult°. Sep- iloo : *oVa. 

temher last and pays into Cash on that acco'. one hundred seventy five Pagodas, 14 fa . P 4 -^ 11 that 

Scavengers 
acoot. & Page. 
175 :U fa. pii. 
in on yt. 

Generall letters from Mess 1 ' 3 . Faucet & Noden at Metehlep m . dated y°. 25 th Sep- f e ^ n 

tember & 3 d inst 4 . ree (1 . the 22 d now read, advising they had a letter from the Govern 1 ', from Messrs. 

of Beswarr the purport of which is that he had receivd a letter from Isuph Cawne Noden at 

Suba of Golcondah, ordering him not to permitt the present to be sent off. Metohiepm. 

° r r ad vmng there 

were orders 
come not to 
permitt the 
present to goe 
off. 

M r . Bulkley Storekeeper produces a list of severall stores and arms that are use- Old stores & 
less as being much deeay'd, Agreed the same be sold at Outcry. u^ieslto^e 

poki at 
Outcry. 

Agreed and orderd that Five Thousand Pagodas be advancd SuncaRama, Collo- fdlwye 
way Chitty &c a . Merchants on aeco*. goods brought in on the Investment made in the 
late President Addisons &e as . time. 



advanodye. 
Merchts. on 



Gruapa &c a . Arrack Farmers pay into Cash three hundred & sixteen Pagodas JJg^ fa 
24 f * on that acco*. p<i. into 



Cash by the 
Arrack Far- 
mers. 



Will : Frasel. 
Edm d . Mountague. 
W. Martin. 
r. ra worth. 
Tho : Frkdeeick. 
Rich d . Hunt. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
William Warre. 



York Fort 
July y e . 28 ih 1710. 



I doe hereby acknowledge my self indebted to the R\ Hon ble . Comp a . of 
Merchants of England Tradeing to the East Indies the sum of Spanish Dollars nine 
thousand one hundred & forty being for severall errors and mistakes found out in 
their Cash book. 

Rich d . Skingle. 

Receivd a Generall letter from Mess 19 . Faucet & Noden at Metchlep™. dated the [ Nov£M - 
16 th past month. ^ E M R 'J 

Dispatchd two Generall Letters, one to the Govern r . & Council at Negapatam & 2. 

one to the Dep t7 . Govern r . &c" Council at Fort S\ David. 



112 



Records of Fort St. George 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, NOVEMBER 1710- 
Ata Consultation 



Satttjkday 
4 TH . 



Present 

William Fraseb Esq/. Govern* & Presid 1 . 
Edmund Mountague. 

Thomas Frederick. 

Edward Bulkley. 

William Warre. 



Richard Hunt. 
William Jennings. 



Cash acoot. 
for Ootobi . 
read— hallo. 
16592 : 29 : 1 
& Mint acoot. 
for ed. month 
read Pags. 



Mr. Martin at the Mount, Mr. Raworth Indisposed. 

The President reads his aeeo'. of the Hon ble . Comp as . Cash for last month ball , 
being Pag 5 . 15592 ; 29 : 1, and also his mint aooo'. for said month, and pays into Cash 
Pag 8 , thirty nine 8 fa . on acco*. Coynage of Gold, and delivers the Warehousekeeper 
Rupees six hundred and eighty four 12 as , acco 1 . Coynage of Silver. 



Coynage of 
goldfc 
RupB. 684 : 
12 as. del<l. 
the Ware- 
houtekeepr. 
on acoot. 
Coynage 
Silver. 

Paymasti". 
aoeot. for 
yeptr. read. 



Pags. 1500 
ordd. ye. 
Paymaetv. 

Pags. 122 
ord4. Mr. 
Harrison to 
defray his 
charges 
from the 
West Coast. 
Generall 
letter from 



relating to 
the Kings 
present, the 
purport 
signifying 
that the 
Government 
will not 
suffer it to he 
carryct away. 



Thomas Frederick Paymaster reads that acco' 


for September last Vizt 


Charges Garrison 


.. Pag 8 . 1508 : 17 


— 


Charges Dyet & allowances 


257:14 


— 


Dyet and stores laid in 


702:14 


3 


Charges Generall 


425 : 7 


3 


Fortifications & Repairs •■■ 


261 : 31 


— 


Charges Cattle 


82:17 


— 


Charges Extraordinary 


51:16 


— 


Charges Elephants 


55 : 18 


— 


Brass Ordinauce ... 


5 : — 


— 


Ship President 


3:27 


— 


Maddapollam Tatch 


19: — 


— 


"Vizagapatam Factory 


1:9 


— 


Priaman Settlement 


4:16: — 




Pag.. 3378 : 7 : — 



Agreed and orderd that Fifteen Hundred Pag\ be advaned him to defray Charges 
Garrison. 

M,. Jeremiah Harrison late Supervizor of the West Coast delivers in an acco'. of 
his extraordinary charges whilst at Jafnapatam, and t[he] hire of sloops to bring him 
thence to Fort S'. David with his charges from thence amo ts . to Pag s . 122 : — : — 
which is orderd to be paid him, and is as Enterd after this Consultation. 

Generall letter from Mess !s . Faucet & Noden at Metchlepatam dated the 16 th ult°. 
rec d . the <$ m °. inst'. now read, advising that the Kings Gusbardar was returnd from 
Golcondah with orders from the Suba there to the Govern 1 ', of Beswafr & Phousdarof 
Metchlepatam not to permitt the present to be sent of, but forthwith to forward the 
same to him that he might send it from thence to Court which being diametrically 
opposite to the orders formerly and lately rec d . from the Lord Zoudee Cawne telling 
us that the Piscash be sent him to Hughly that he might forward the same to the 
Kings army which is not farr from thence, and is likewise agreeable to the Princes 
Nishan sent the President ordering him to follow all such orders as he should receive 
from the Lord Zoudee Cawne relating to that affair, which occasiond a warm contest 
in words between Mess 1 ". Faucet & Noden, and the Government there, the latter 
endeavouring to force the Present out of the Factory- 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1710 113 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, NOVEMBER 1710- 



Upon which severall of the Cheif Merchants & Inhabitants of this place were The different 

summond, and did accordingly appear this day and the case stated concerning the s r u d b e a r8 ron ye " 

different orders from the aforesaid two great men (the Suba of Golcondah and Zoudee eoloondah & 

Cawne) which they were desired to consider of and give their answer next Consulta- Q^ n ^ oaiee 

tion day, and in the meantime it's agreed and orderd that Copys of the Princes NisMn relating to 

and Zoudee Cawnes Perwanna to the President be attested by the Codjee and sent to p^sfnTat 8 

Metchlepatam. Metohiepatm 

x offerd to th 

consideration 
of the Cheif 
Merohants & 
Inhabitants. 

Copy of the Hon ble . Companys letter wrote by the Accomptant Generall this day Aooomptants 
deliverd to M r . Mountague, who with Mess™. Martin and Huut are to examine into, gerieraii 

, . ,, , ° ' ' letter to be 

and give answer thereto. anewerd by 

Will : Peaseb. $•«»■"• 

Momitague, 
EdM d . MOUNTAGUE. Martin & 

W. Maetin. Huat - 

Tho : Peedeeick. 

Rioh d . Hunt. 

Edw d . Bulkley. 

W M . Jennings. 

William Waeee. 

Toez Fobt. D\ 

Pag 8 , fa. Ca. 

To the hire of a sloop from Jafnapat m to Cuddalore ... 60 — — 

To Dyet, lodging and severall petty charges of J. Harrison 

for 1 month 5 days . 50 — — 

To J. Harrisons journey overland from Fort S k . David ... 12 -- — 

Pag". 122 — — 

J. Haeeison. 
Sloop Madauna Saib, Moraudoo Mar Cawne Noquedah arriv'd from Ballasore. = IH 



At a Consultation 
Present 

William Peasee EsqA Goveen". & Peesid t . Thursday 

Edmund Mountague. William Maetin. 9th * J 

Robeet Rawoeth. Thomas Feedeeick. 

Richaed Hunt. Edwaed Bulkley. 

William Jennings. William Waeee. 

Agreed and Orderd that One Thousand Pagodas be advanc'd M r . Thomas Pa g s - 1000 
Frederick Paymaster to defray Charges Garrison. VaymV' 

Generall letter from the President & Council of Bengali dated the 22 d August, Genl1 - let,er 
superscribd to the Cheif & Council of Vizagapatam but rec d . here this day, which B^ngaiTbut 
being opend and read was found to contain a Perwana from the Lord Zoudee Cawne directed [to] 
to Mahomud Isuph Cawne Suba of Golcondah and another letter to the Kings woh-betng 
Gusbardar at Metchlepatam, likewise his letter to the Cheif there for the time being, f ° Qn " d t -' was 
being all relating to the hastening of the Kings present to be sent to Bengali, Agreed contain 
they be sent with our own letters by the Metchlepatam returning peons. Caw 8 

orders to 
the Subah of 
Golcondah 
about the 
King'. 
preBent at 
Metchle- 
patam. 

1710—29 



Records of Fort St. George 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, NOVEMBER 1710- 



The Govern r . does now produce a Translate of a letter to him from Zoudee Cawne 
full of his promises and assurances of the continuance of his favour and freindship to 
the English ; The President likewise produces his letter to the Suba of Q-olcondah 
relating to the present, which is now read and approved, and is with the aforesaid 
a letter to the Translate as Enterd after this Consultation. 

8uba [of] 



Translate of 
a letter from 
Zoudee 
Cawne to th< 
President 
read alsu 



Golcondah 
read & 
appro vd. 

Mr. Jennings 

as Store- , 

keepr. pays aCCO\ Stores SOld 

into Cash 

Pags. 1000 

for Btores 



M r . William Jennings late Storekeeper pays into Cash One Thousand Pagodas on 



Sea Custom 

aooot. for 

Ootr. read 

& 

Pags. 500 

pd. into 

Cash. 



M r . Robert Raworth Sea Customer reads that account for last month Yizt. 



Custom on goods imported and exported 
Ditto on grain 

Anchorage , 

Tonnage 



and pays into Cash Five Hundred Pagodas on acco'. Sea Customs. 



.. Pags. 


1602: 


29 : 


55 




35 


14 


72 




37 


— 


:_ 




28 


20 


: — 


Pag* 


1703 


27 


:48 



Mr. Fre- 
derick late 
Sea Customr. 
pays into 
Cash Pags. 
[1]500 on yt. 
aocot. 

Pag 8 . 100 to 
be advaned 
ye. Macquaw 
men to 
repair their 
boats. 



M r . Thomas Frederick late Sea Customer pays into Cash One Thousand Five 
Hundred Pagodas in further part of what due acco\ Sea Customs. 



Agreed and Orderd that the Warehousekeep r doe advance one hundred Pagodas 
to the Macquaws as usuall to mend and repair their boats. 



Paoking stuff A Chuliar ship being arrivd in this road belonging to Porto Novo and now bound 

*aden <raa thither, Agreed and Orderd that the Warehousekeep 1 '. doe load on her all the packing 

ChuHarahip stuff, bales &c a . designd for Fort St. David, and likewise the present design'd for 

David". ' Serope Sing Govern 1 , of Chingee and that we return them the five deserting Soldiers. 

Warehouse M r . Martin Warehousekeeper reads that acco'. for the months of September and 

septembr. October last. 

& Ootober 
read. 



Land Custom 
aooot for 
Ootr. read 
& Pags. 300 
pd. in on that 
acoot. 



M*. Richard Hunt Land Customer reads that account for October last Vizt. 



Choultry Custom 
Eubye Brokers 
Registering Slaves 



Pag'. 148 
23 



Pag'. 172: 



and pays into Cash Three Hundred Pagodas on that acco' 



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The Cheif Merchants Inhabitants of this place now appearing pursuant to last The 

Consultation, and they having read and perus'd the orders and letters from the Lord ofThVpUoe 

Zoudee Cawne & the Suba of Golcondah relating to the Kings present now at giye.in their 

Metchlepatam, and their unanimous opinion is that we adhere to. and follow the the ordered 

orders and directions receivd from the Lord Zoudee Cawne, which being agreeable zoudee 

to our own, It's therefore resolv'd and agreed that the President writes a letter to to he observd 

the Gusbardar forbidding him at his peril to meddle any more with the present, g u "°* y f e ' 

unless he will follow the orders of the Lord Zoudee Cawne and proceed with it to Goioondah's, 

Bengali. figg 

present at 

Metohlepa- 

tam 

a letter to be 

wrifct ye. 

Gusbardar at 

Metohlepatam 

i boat the 

present. 

Colloway and Vincattee Chitty now appearing before us and demanding Interest Theconei- 
as mentioud in our Consultation of the 10 th . ult°. and on perusing the Consultations f n r a ^° n n of 
since that time, there not appearing any agreement for Interest to be allow'd, the Colloway & 
said Merchants doe averr that the late President Pitt did promise them in Consulta- c^°^ 6 
tion they should be allowd Interest, as the Merchants at Port 8*. Da^id were, interest on 
the President doth now ask Mess rB . Martin, Raworth, Frederick & Hunt, who were of oUheir^ot. 
the then Council, what they know or can remember of any such verball promise made deferrd. 
by Govern r . Pitt in Consultation to the Merchants who say that they cant give an 
extempore aDswer it being so long since but desire time to consider, and recollect 
their thoughts upon the matter which is allowd of. 

Erlepa &c a . Beetle & Tobacco Farmers pay into Cash Pag 8 . Five hundred eighty Tobaooo & 
three 12 on that account. J^- Ca9h 

Fags. 683 : 12 
on yt aoot. 

The Mullah for the Persian Language pleading age & indisposition for his not An Assistant 
being capacitated to give his attendance so duely as formerly humbly requests he the MullTfor 
may be allowd an Assistant, and in consideration of his being an old servant to the f h ^/^ rsian 
Compauv, that we gratifye his request, and that an Assistant be allowd him, but anguage ' 
such a person as we shall approve of. 

Will : Fraser. 
Edm d . Mountague. 
W. Martin. 
R. Raworth. 
Tho : Frederick. 
Rich*. Hunt. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
William Warre. 

From his Excell". Zoudee Cawne. 

Mav the favour of him that is from Eternity always shadow yo r . great and high 
state, after my due respects &c a . this is to let you know that your very acceptable 
letter sent me by your ships, wherein you give me an acco'. of your having receivd 
your well wishers letter by the Companys Cossid, of the Hon ble . Thomas Pitt the late 
Govern 1 ', being gone for England, of your desiring the continuance of the same 
freindship to your self, that I had shewd the former Govern 1 ', your having forwarded 
the letters to his Excell cv . Abul Fuzzil, that you would not be wanting to doe Meer 
Mahomud Reza ; and Aga Mookeem what service you could, that you had writt 
strictly to Metchlepatam that they should send the things to Hugly, belonging to 



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the Piscash, that the Gusbardar had been very urgent and saucy, that at first he 
had consented that the Piscash should goe by way of Hugly, but now was very 
urgent to have it carry'd by way of Golcondah to the King, that tliere was a letter 
come from the Nabob Isuph Cawne to the Phousdar of Metchlepatam &c a , is come 
to hand. 

I was very well pleas'd with reading the contents of it & I desire yo 1 . Hon r . 
to beleive that I am as much your freind as I was the former Governours, and that 
the same freindship, Cowles and tyes that were before, the same doe remain still, and 
I am very ready upon all occasions to assist and favour you in all your interests, 
and knowing this let yo 1 '. Hon 1 ', with all the security in the world apply himself 
earnestly to mind the affairs of the Company, and those of the King, that are under 
his care, By the help of God most high the freindship and correspondence between 
us, shall be every day improvd more and more, I was not a little pleas'd with the 
character of yo 1 '. Hon 1 ", goodness, God Almighty preserve and bless you more and 
more, your forwarding the letters to Abul Fuzzal was kindly done, upon that occasion, 
what shall I write you the doing of those offices which freindship requires at our 
hands, you will esteem humanity, and as to that affair of sending the present by way 
of Hugly that there was an order of the King about it I have writt you before and 
now I write you the same again I have also writt to his Lordship Mahomud Isuph 
Cawne, and to the Gusbardar, and to Mirza Mahomud Zemaun my Deputy in that 
Phousdarship, that there was an order from the presence full of light, writt to me to 
that purpose, there are half of the things belonging to the Piscash at Hughly already, 
and pray write to your Cheif at Metchlepatam that he send the remains with all pos- 
sible speed to Hughly too, that from hence according to the order they may be sent to 
the Royall Presence and let the Gusbardar convey himself to Hughly by way of the 
sea or by way of Chickacull, which he shall like best, that from hence he may accom- 
pany the present to the Court, if the Gusbardar will come here it is well, but if not, 
let not your Hon r . for any thing he shall say stop the sending of the Piscash, let all 
the things belonging to tiie Piscash be soon sent to Hughly, for the Royal Army is not 
far from hence, besides there is his Majestys order that the present be sent by way of 
Hughly, before all things let there be no delay in this affair aud doe not hearken to 
what any body shall eay against it. The letter I sent you overland by the Cossids 
will arrive you, I have also writt to Aga Mahomud Mackeem, what I thought needfull 
upon that occasion, pray discharge in all things the part of a true freind according as 
I writt you, I shall be always glad to hear of your state, what besides my respects 
can I write more, 

To his Excell ct ' Isuph Cawne 

Suba of Golcondah Novem br . 7 th . 1710. 

It cannot be unkown to yo r . Exoell cy . but that at the time the Royall Army was 
moving towards Golcondah, our noble, great & good freind Zoudee Cawne then Lord 
high Steward of the Kings household did by himself, and the power and interest of 
his best freinds by their humble addresses to the bright and all shining Throne in 
behalf of the Hon ble . the English East India Company, whose affairs he did sollicit- 
ate with so much care, pains, and diligence, as that the King was pleas'd to honour 
the then English Govern 1 , of Chinnapatam my Predecessor twice with his Royall 
vests & Hosbullhookums. 

At which time the Lord Zoudee Cawne wrote to the said Govern 1 , my Predeces- 
sor, to prepare and gett ready such a magnificent present of such valuable varietys 
as could be procured to make such a present acceptable at Court, but before this 
could be effected the Royal Standards began to return from Golcondah and move 
towards -Dilly, when the s d . Lord Zoudes Cawne procured the Gusbardar Moosau- 
pheer Beeg to be sent to Metchlepatam to accompany the present as then intended to 
have been sent overland, but so many inconveniencys following as would have 



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renderd the same very hazardous, if not impossible to have sent the present to 
arrive safe at Court by reason of the great rains in that season, besides the Kings 
Enemys the Moratta's, Rajahs, & Pollygars iay in wait to haveengag'd the taking or 
plundering of the Kings Present, since when we have rec d . severall Perwannas from 
the Lord Zoudee Cawne acquainting us that tis the Kings special order to have the 
Royall present sent by sea to Bengali to meet him at Hughly, the place and seat of 
the Lord Zoudee Cawnes government in order to send the same to Court, and in 
obedience to which his commands I sent a small ship hence in May last to Metchle- 
patam in order to receive and take on board the King's Present lying in our Factory, 
w oh . your people and as they say by your order mainly opposed & hinderd since when 
on the 14 th August last I rec d . another Perwanna from the Lord Zoudee Cawne from 
Hughty wherein he advises me that 'tis the Kings absolute and positive order that the 
Present he sent by sea to Bengali & so to Hughly to be sent thence to Dilly, and with 
the said Perwanna I had by means of Zoudee Cawne, the honour of the Prince 
Azemoodeens Nishan with a Princely Vest sent me, desiring me to observe the Lord 
Zoudee Cawnes orders relating to the Kings present and in obedience to which I did 
accordingly send a large English ship in August last to Metchlepatam there to receive 
and take the same on board, which the Gusbardar and your people hinderd and 
oppos'd as they still doe to this very day, I therefore send yo r . Excell 05 '. a true copy 
of the Princes Nishan & the Lord Zoudee Cawnes Perwanna last rec d . attested by the 
Codjee, on purpose to clear yo 1 '. Excell cy . of any scruple you may have in your mind 
as to this matter, and I shall easily comply w th . yo 1 '. Excell 07 . in any just thing that 
is not contrary or repugnant to any orders from Court, you are both of you good as 
well as great men, in the Kings service, as well as in his favour, why then should 
there be any difference between such two wise men after this what can I say more, 
Just now at finishing this a fresh letter is come to your Excell cy . which I now send 
you with this by way of Metchlepatam. 

Eeceivd a Generall letter from ^Cap t . Samuel Goodman Command 1 ', of Ship 10 th . 
S*. George at Gallee, dated y e . 25 th September last. 



Sattuedat 
11 th . 



At a Consultation Extraordin kt 
Present 

William Eraser Esq". Gov*. & President. 
Edmund Mountague. Will*. Martin, 

eobert ra worth. thomas frederick. 

Richard Hunt. Edward Bulklev. 

William Jennings. William Warre. 

The Translate of the Lord Zoudee Cawnes Perwanna to the English Cheif at Translate of a 
Metchlepatam relating to the Present now read, which is as Enterd after this Con- £^zoudeo 
sultation, Agreed and Orderd that a copy of the said Translate with the Originall be Cawae to the 
sent to Mess™. Faucet & Noden and read at the publick Durbar. Metchlepatam 

read. 

Generall letter from Cap*. Goodman Command 1 ', of the S'. George at Gallee Generall iet- 
dated the 25 th Septemb 1 '. last, rec d . yesternight & now read, advising us of his long GoodZn° aP at 
and tedious passage, that his people had been sickly but no mortality, that he left the ^aiiy read. 
Cape the 13 th July last, and arvivd in the outward harbour of Gallee the 20 lh Sept 1 '. Goodman 
and was since gott into the inward harbour, at which place he heard of four French J'™ 1 ^ to 
ships of good force at Pondichery, he likewise advises that provisions are both scarce exciTedir.g n ° 
and dear at the place he now is, & therefore makes his request to us that we'd credit f^ 00 for *"" 
him for One hundred pounds or more if he should have occasion for the ships use, 
Agreed that we grant his request, and permitt him to draw on us not exceeding Two 
hundred pounds, and that he agree the terms of Exchange as well as he can with the 
Commadore and Council there, and that we write them accordingly. 
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Advioea to be Agreed that we forthwith advise the President & Council in Bengali of the 

BTngiiiofthearrivall of the 8*. George if happily it may arrive them before the Loyall Bliss 
arrival] of the (j e p ai .t s thence for England. 

8t. George at r ° „. 

Gaily. WILL: FRASER. 

Edm b . Mountague. 
W. Martin. 
R. Raworth. 
Tho : Frederick. 
Rich . Hunt. 
Edw b . Bulklet. 
W M . Jennings. 
William Warre. 



From Zoudeb Cawne to M\ Noden Cheif of Metchlepatam 

rec d . in Madras Noveinbe r . y e . 9 th 1710. 

Lately an empty ship arrivd here which was sent to Metchlepatam to receive on 
board the present, but T hear the Gusbardar hinderd the embarking thereof (whom 
I myself procurd and sent thither to conduct the preseDt) but after his departure his 
Maj ty . commanded me to send for it here, and from hence to forward it to the Court, 
of which comm-mds the Gusbardar is at present ignorant so have wrote to him 
relating to this affair, so in case he acts repugnant to these commands, he'll be 
certainly turnd out of the service and his munsub, therefore charge you not to deliver 
the present to him, and in case he offers to stop it, take no notice of him, but send it 
away being the Kings commands, therefore what power has he to meddle with this 
affair contrary to his Majestys Commands, pray dispatch hither the said present with 
all expedition, without any manner of delay, and not regard the Gusbardars word 
about this matter, if he's willing to accompany the present to Hughly, well & good, 
if not, let him goe where he will, but be you sure speedily to send it me hither, that 
I may forward it to the Court, therefore observe this as my strict order, so advise me 
always of your health, 1 have now wrote strict orders to fsuph Cawne relating to this 
present, likewise to the Gusbardar, I charge you a thousand times not to deliver the 
present to him but dispatch it with all speed to Hughly, My Freind the Phirmaund 
&c a . relating to your affairs are deferrd till the arrivall of the present, which dispatch 
by the first Conveniency, and ship on board the first ship bound hither without delay, 
what can I write more about this matter. 
11 th . Rec d . the following Generall letters Vizt. 

From the Council at Surat dated y e . 4 th Septem br . 1710. 

From Mess 1 ' 6 . Faucet & Noden at Metchlep m . dated y e . 24 th past. 

— Sloop Madauna Saib saild for Fort St. David by whom sent a Generall letter to 
the Dep ty . Govern 1 '. & Council there dated yesterday. 

— Ship Theador[a] saild for the Malabar Coast by whom sent a Generall letter to 
Cap 1 . Goodman Command r . of the S*. George at Gallee, and under cover thereof one to 
the Commadore & Council there both of this days date. 

13 th . Dispatchd the following Generall letters Vizt. 

To Mess 1 ' 6 . Faucet & iN T oden at Metchlepatam dated y e . 11 th inst'. 

To the President & Council in Bengali dated d°. 
I 4 ™ 1 - Receivd the following Generall letters Vizt. 

From M r . Faucet at Metchlep m . dated y e . ult°. past month. 

From the Dep ty . Govern r . & Council at Fort S\ David dat d . y 9 . 11 th inst . 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1710 119 



FORT ST. GEORGE, NOVEMBER 1710 

At a Consultation 

Present Thursday 

"William Fraber Esq\ Gov*. & Presid'. 16 th . 

Edmund Mountague. Thomas Frederick. 

Richard Hcnt. Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings. William Wakre 

Messrs. Martin & RAworth indisposed Sf at the Mount, 
A Generall letter from Mess rs . Proby, Bendall & Wyche residing at Surat dated ^ t ™ e r r fJ ] om 
the 4 th Septernb 1 '. rec d . the 11 th inst\ now read, advising they had drawn a bill of Surat read a 
Exchange on us for Rup s . 1 1 80 payable to M r . Robert Raworth, for the like value d ta wn E f * r h5 ' 
ree rt . into the Hon ble . Comp as . Cash there, which is agreed to be accepted when nsoRups. 
presented, and paid when due ; They likewise advise they have procurd S r . Jo n . Mr a Baworth. 
Gayer's liberty who with his family went thence the 24 th of July last for Bombay Br. John 
where they arrivd the 5 th of August following. Sj a e s d& 

gone for 
Bombay. 

Generall letters from Metchlepatam of the 24 th & 31 st of last month rec d . here the Generall 
11 th . & 14 th . iast ts . read, the first from Mess 18 . Faucet & Noden and the latter from M *thle P T 
M 1 '. Faucet alone, the former advising they have drawn a bill of Exchange on us for «ad & their 
Four Hundred Pagodas payable to M r . John Meverell, which being now presented is bil1 K *oha. 
accepted and agreed to be paid accordingly. o^derd^be' 

Agreed that a letter be writt to Metchlepatam confirming our former order to Orders to be 
M 1 '. Faucet for his proceeding to Vizagapatam to take his place and station in Council »»* Mr - 
appointed him there, so soon as all the publick papers relating to the present have proved to his 
been read in the publick Durbarr, he being of no further use to the Company where station 

. r ' r J appointed at 

he nOW IS. Vuagapatam. 

Generall letter from the Dep ty . Govern 1 '. & Council at Fort S l . David dated the ueneraii 
11*\ rec d . the 14 th . inst 1 . now read, advising that they are apprehensive that the Duan $ltt'i™ m 
Sadatulla Cawne in his return from Chellombrum may pass by with his army near u^id 
our bounds, in w ch . case it hath been customary to present these great men, but more rfaa"™ 8 the 
especially now the Duans power being enlargd to that of a Nabob, desiring our c,min s tha * ; 
orders what we would have them doe under such circumstances, It's agreed and present ta 
orderd that a present be made him of about a hundred or a hundred & fifty Pag 6 , if b ^ T d j jL m 
they see cause and that a fitting person be sent with the same as farr as Porto Novo or looVags. 
which may be a means to prevent his marching near to our bounds. 

M 1 '. Edward Bulkley Storekeeper reads that acco*. for the mouths of September storek-eepn. 
& October last. Septr.&octr. 

read. 

Agreed that the Storekeeper doe provide a Mast and Top Mast for the Companys Mast to be 
Yatch at Fort S*. David according to the dimensions sent us from thence. ?bToompa° r 

yatch at 
Fort St. 
Dayid. 

M r . Thomas Frederick Paymaster delivers in an acco". of the expences and Th« 
charges of ship President returnd from the West Coast amo 18 . to Pag s . 1609 : 10 :— ^erfi",,' 
on which acco t . there appears to be a ballance due to him of Pag 9 . 109 : 10 fa , which is the ship 
orderd to be paid him, Agreed that the aforesaid charges and expences of s' 1 . ship be ao r eo S t d of lU 
charg'd to Priaman Settlement she beiDg sent thither with stores and employd by Expences 

„ °,, ° r j j from tlle 

them there. West Coast, 

Will: Fraser. f a f s a e ' lon : 

EDM D . MOUNTAGUE. ballo. ^ 

\Lacuna.l or ^ errt to be 

' r r -\ paid, & carry d 

[_LacUna.\ to Priaman 

Tho: Frederick. Settlement. 

Rich d . Hunt. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
William Warre. 



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17th 



18 th 



20 th 



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-FORT ST. GEORGE, NOVEMBER 1710- 



Ship Recovery, Richard Stibbs Command 1 ', arrivd from Junk Ceylon. 

Receivd a Generall letter from the Cheif & Council of Pullicat dated y e - 27 th . 
inst 1 . S.N. 

Dispatchd a Generall letter to Mess 1 ' 8 . Faucet & Noden of this days date. 

Receivd two Generall letters from M 1 '. Noden at Metchlepat m . dated the 30 th . 
past & 7 th . inst. 

Dispatchd a Generall letter to the Cheif & Council of Pullicat of this days date. 
Receivd a Generall letter from M r . Noden dated y e . 13 th . inst'. 



Friday 
24™ 



At a Consultation 
Present 



"William Feasek Esq' 
Edmund Mountague. 
Robert R^ worth. 
Richard Hunt. 
William Jennings. 



Gov E . & Presid 1 . 
Will m . Martin. 
Thomas Frederick. 
Edward Bulkley. 
William Warre. 



Letter from 
Metehlepatam 
read advising 
the 

continuance 
of tbeir 
trouble about 
the present & 
that Nabob 
Dowed Cawn 
was chose 
Saba of 
Golcondah. 



Paymasters 
aocots. for 



Generall Letters from M r . Noden at Metehlepatam dated the 30 th . ult°. y e . 7 th . 
& 13 th . inst ts . now read the purport of which are, That they still labour under the 
same troubles with the Government about the Present as formerly, our letters to them 
and the Lord Zoudee Cawnes orders as to that matter being not then arrivd, w ch they 
daily expect and we hope that will clear all ; That M 1 '. Faucet was ready to proceed 
to Vizagapatam, according to our order but was stop'd by the Gusbardar ; said 
letters likewise advise that there are great troubles near Golcondah occasiond by the 
Morattas, and that Nabob Dowed Cawne is appointed Suba of that place in the room 
of Mahomud Isuph Cawne who is remov'd. 

M 1 . Thomas Frederick Paymaster reads that acco*. for the last month Vizt. 



Charges Garrison its ami 
Charges Dyet 
Dyet & stores laid in 
Charges Generall . . . 
Fortifications & Eepairs 
Charges Cattle 
Charges Extraordinary 
Charges Elephants 
Brass Ordinance 
Priaman Settlement 
Vizagapatam Factory 
Fort S 4 . David 



PagB 



1697: 11 

265; 11 

200 : 28 

478 : 35 

219: 22 

85: 16 

22 : 9 

26: 14 

4: 29 

4: 16 

1: 9 

48: 25 



Pag*. 3055: 4 :— 



Pags. 2000 M 1 '. Frederick late Sea Customer pays into Cash Two Thousand Pag s . on acco'. 

bythe°sea a8h of what due for Sea Customs, Agreed and Orderd that One Thousand Pag*, be 
customer & a dvancd him as Paymaster to defray Charges Garrison. 

advanod the 
Paymaster. 



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-FORT ST. GEORGE, NOVEMBER 1710- 



M 1 '. Robert Raworth Sea Customer pavs into Cash Five Hundred Pag s . on that Alr - Kaworth 
account. ' ^T" 

Will : Fraser. £» Bh a gM 

Edm d . Mountague. as "' ' 

\Lacuna7\ 
R. Raworth. 
Tho : Frederick. 
Rich d . Hunt. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
William Warre. 

Receivd a Generall letter from the Dep ty . Govern 1 '. & Council at Fort S\ David 24 th 
dated y e . 22 d . inst 6 . 

Ship Gulston Gaily Marmaduke Crompton Master arrivd from Bengali but the 27 th 
weather being boisterous, and the surf running high no boats could goe off to her. 

Receivd a Generall letter from M r . Faucet at Metchlepat m . dated y e . 17 th . inst*. _ 



Wednes- 
At a Consultation day 

Present 29™ 

William Fraser Esq. Gov E . & Presid t . 
Edmund Mountague. Thomas Frederick. 

Robert Raworth. Edward BuLKLsy. 

Richard Hunt. William Warre. 

William Jennings. 

M E . Martin at the Mount. 

Generall letter from F'ort S*. David dated the 22 d . Curr*. receivd the 24 th . now Letter from 
read, the purport of which i9 that what was loaden on the Chuliar ship is safe arrivd, D°vid S read. 
and that they have embaled 168 bales of white goods for which and other quantitys 
of cloth meaeurd out and in the washers hands they are indebted about Ten Thousand 
Pag s . to their Merchants for which reason they had drawn bills of Exchange on us 
for Pag s . 7066 : ^6 faB . — payable to the following persons 

SuncaRama Pag 9 . 3000 

RamaNaigue , 3000 

M r . Thomas Frederick 1066:26:— 

Pag s . 7066: 26:— 

which bills having been presented and accepted by the President five days agoe, Fort St. 
Agreed the same be forthwith paid. *&*££• 

orderd to he 
paid being 
fags. 7066 : 
26 fa. 

We having agreed to send a present to Serope Sing Govern 1 ', of Chingee by way The present 
of Fort S\ David as ty Consultation of the 27 th ult°. in order to accomodate all %£* Iar of 
matters relating to our Captives at Chingee which present is arrivd them, but the chingee not 
President now taking notice that they expect his letter to accompany the present to \^^ 8 effeot 
the said Govern 1 ', of Chingee, and he now declaring he does not perfectly know how releasing the 
the source and first springs from whence this evil did arrise to furnish him with e^eoHng a 9r 
matter substantial! to ground such a letter as requird, any more then a common letter to 
report of the Country Renters being in arrears to Serope Sing &c a absconded and the^present 
took protection in our bounds, whence in some time after they made their escape. U ' B referrd tc- 
It's therefore agreed and orderd that we write the Dep tv . Govern r . & Council there GoVerm'fof 
to will and require them that they perfectly and impartially inform themselves of the J^f'k 
originall cause and cheif motives of our people being seizd out of our bounds and there better 
carry 'd prisoners to Chingee on the 11 th June last, and detaind there ever since. f r n °m whence 

it sprung. 

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Letterfrom General! letter from M r . Faucet at Metchlepatam Hated y e . 17 th . rec d . the 27 th 

MetehTepatam inst 1 . now read being to the same purport as formerly our letter being not arriv'd 

read. there. 

Pags. 500 p<i. M 1 ' Thomas Frederick late Sea Customer pays into Cash Five hundred Pagodas 

8ea CuBtom6. m further part of what due on that account. 

Pags. iooo M 1 ' Jennings late Storekeeper pays into Cash One Thousand Pag a . in further 

storekeeper. 6 part of what due on that account. 

Pags. 5000 to Agreed and Orderd that Five Thousand Pag s . be paid Sunca Kama, Balla Chitty, 

Merohants on Colloway Chitty, & Vincatty Chitty, on acco' goods brought in on the Investment made 
aocot. the laet j n ^ e i ate President Addison's time, and that the Accomptant doe adjust their acco ts . 
inveetmt. relating to that Investment so soon 



Pags. 316: 24- Gruapa &c a Arrack Farmers pay into Cash Three Hundred and sixteen Pag s 



Arrack 1 '-' 76 ' U * 0n that aOCOUnt 

farmers. 

The Jonrnall 



The President does now remind the Council that by the Generall letters receivd 
?he Ce time The* from the Hon 1,le Company by this years shipping they doe require of us besides their 
Generaii Generall books ending the 30 th of April that the Journall parcels from that time to 

haiianei to be the time (as near as possible) to the ships departure hence be sent them. 

sent home 



aooording to 
the Compas. 
orders, of 
whioh the 
President 
reminds ye 
Counoi). 



Aeoot. with Orderd that the Accomptant doe make up the account of what sent hence to 

adjusted t0 that Bengali of the last and this years stock to the end we may as near as possible conform 

so the 

may be 



the stock ourS elves to the Hon ble Comp as . orders in proportioning their stock to be sent to 



proponiond Bengali, and what to be kept here. 

according to WlLL . J~ EASEB< 

the CompaB, -■-,-,, 

orders. El>M D . MOUNTAGUE. 

[Lacuna J. 
R. Rawoeth. 
Tho : Frederick. 
Rich". Hunt. 
Edw d . Bulklev. 
W M . Jennings, 
William Warre. 

2 9 ih This Evening M r Stokes came ashore from the Gulston Gaily & brought us a 

Generall letter from the President & Council of Bengali dated the 10 th inst' the 
purport of which is that the King William Gaily arrivd them the 13 th July last, and 
that President Weltden went ashore the 1 9 th . That they will dispatch the Des 
Bouverie to us the latter end of this month with stores, if they see no cause to detain 
her on acco'- of the French ships, which are expected there the 20 th inst 4 ., that they 
are loading home the Concord with all expedition, that she may joyn the Dutch Fleet 
at the Cape, and carry home an acco 4 of what ships they design to dispatch this season 
for fear the French should stay so long in India as to cause them to be winter ships. 
__ (Jenerall letter from Cap 4 . Henry Cornwall Commander of the Sherborne, dated 

in Calcutta the 13 th inst 4 . advising his arrivall there and that his ship has receivd no 
damage by his misfortune on Zeloan. 

December Ship Frederick Cap'. Rich d . Phrip Commander arrivd from the West Coast, 

Dispatchd a Generall letter to M 1 ' Noden at Metchlepat m . dated yesterday. 

Receivd the following Generall letters Vizt. 

From M r Faucet at Metchlepat m . dated y e , 22 d . past. 
From M 1 ' Noden at Ditto dated y e . 20 th . past. 
From Ditto dated y e . 22 d . past. 



■$>i 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1710 123 



FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 1710 

At a Consultation 
Present 
William Fraser Esq. Gov". & Presid t . Monday 

Edmund Mountague. Will' 1 . Martin. -t" 1 . 

Robeet Eaworth, Thomas Frederick. 

Richard Hunt. Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings. William Warre. 

The President reads his aeco ts . of the R'. Hon ble . Ootup as . Cash for last month Cashaccot, 
the ballance being Pag*. 12296 : 32 : 1. reaitnT' 11 

Page. 12296: 

Agreed and Orderd that One Thousand Five Hundred Pag", be advancd M 1 ' Fag«.'isoo 
Thomas Frederick Paymaster to defray Charges Garrison. Pay^tr 76 ' 

They having wrote us from Fort S'. David that it has been usuall for us at the One of the 
festivall times of the year to send them one of the.Ministers of this place, and go h e P for n9 Fort 
Christmas being now approaching they request that one may be sent. It's therefore 8t David-it 
Agreed and Orderd that M 1 " Jones doe proceed thither as soou as conveniently he can (jbmtmas! 
and that the Paymaster doe take oareto fitt him out for his Journey accordingly. 

Letters from the West Coast ^ ship Frederick arrivd here the 1^ mo . inst'. are as 
follows. 

From the Cheif & Council at Bantall dated the 16 th August & Super Vizor Phrip Letters from 
&c a Council there dated 12 th September last, from the Dep tv . Govern 1 . & Council at c e a8 ^ st 
York Fort dated the 18 th & 29 th August last with their Consultations & Acco'. Cash, Frederick 
all now read, (and several! other papers as ty List of the Packet) the substance of FromB'antaii 
w cb are, That the convulsions amongst the Natives occasiond by the late Govern 1 '. & From York 
Skingle's maladministration of justice, are now very well accomadated, and they all ort ' 
at peace among themselves, and that all the Companys affairs there look with a good 
aspect, That the ship Carleton arrivd at Bantall the ^ mo . of August last and at York 
Fort the 26" 1 of the same, and the Commander going ashore in his boat was unfortu- 
nately oversett, and lost two of his men with our Packet sent by him whom they The Contents, 
doubt not to dispatch by the beginning of October, and that the Mead not then 
arrivd, but daily expected, they hoped to send home a full laden ship some time in 
the January following. 

The President likewise produces a Translate of a letter he receivd %> Cap 4 . Phrip Letter from a 
from Pangran Raja Mooda signifying the ample satisfaction he and all his people Ki ,jf h read' 
have in the late chaDge of Government, promising his utmost endeavours to serve the 
Hon ble . Company. 

M 1 '. Frederick late Sea Customer pays into Cash Five Hundred Pago las in Mr Frederick 
further part of what due from him on that acco'. customer 

pays into Cash 
Pags. 600 on 

Agreed and Orderd that a survey of ship Frederick be made and that M' Ship Frede- 
William Jennings, Cap 1 . Thomas Plumbe, Cap'. John Jones, Cap'. Charles Hopkins, "u'rve'yd & her 
& the Gunner doe goe off for that purpose and deliver us their report in writing ; company 
And that the Paymaster doe muster the ships Company at the same time. 

( hderd that the Warehousekeeper doe sell off the Comp as . stores of rice it begin- nee to h e 
ning to decay, we having now the hopes of a plcncifull crop and daily expecting 
supplys from Bengali. 

M 1 ' Robert Raworth Sea Customer pays into Cash Five Hundred Pagodas on that F»g s - ccopa. 

in on Root. 
aC^OUllt. Sea Customs. 

The Painters being very pressing for money doe demand Six Hundred Pagodas ra s B 300 ' 
mav be advancd them in consideration of the work they have of the Companys in pamters. 
their nands, Agreed & Orderd that Three Hundred Pagodas be paid them they promis- 
ing to bring in some part to be sent home %> y c Frederick. 



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-FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 1710- 



The Council 
reminded of 
their res- 
pective accots. 
to be gott 
ready to goe 
home by this 
years sniping 
Letters from 
Bengali read. 

Bale goods 
belonging to 
Govr. Shingle 
were seizd on 
by the 

Supervizor at 
the Wert 
Coast & sent 
to Bitavia f 
Capt. Phrip 
for the 

Compns. aooot. 
but ye whole 
not selling 
the remdr. is 
brought baok 
& orderd to 
be deliverd 
the Ware- 
houeeKeeper. 

Letters from 
Metohlepm. 
read. 



The President reminds the Council that copys of all books & aeco ts . remains in 
their severall employs orderd to he sent home by the Comp\ be gott ready to be sent 
on this years shipping, and more especially the Generall books ending ult°. Aprillast. 



Generall letters from the President & Council in Bengali dated the 10 th ult° & 
Cap'. Henry Cornewall of the 13 th d°. now reach 

Cap'. Phrip now appearing declares to us that he had some bale goods &c a . 
belonging to the late Govern 1 '. Skingle, which were seizd by the late Supervizor 
Harrison &c a . Council at York Fort (as advis'd in their letter to us of the 16 th June 
last) in part satisfaction of his debt to the Hon ble . Company, which were orderd on 
board the Frederick when bound for Batavia to be sold and disposed of there and to 
bring the produce into the RA Hon ble . Comp as . Cash, but says he could dispose of but 
a few there, and has brought the rest back, Agreed and Orderd that Cap 1 . Phrip 
doe deliver the aforesaid bales to the Warehousekeeper and give us an account thereof 
in writing with the produce of what disposed of. 



Generall letter from M 1 '. Faucet at Metchlepatam dated the 22 d , past month, and 
from M r . Koden dated y e . 20 th & 22 d . ditto now read being to the same purport as 
formerly, our letters being not then arrivd them. 

Will : Fraser. 

Er>M D . MoUNTAGUE. 

W. Martin. 
B, Baworth. 
Bich d . Hunt. 
Edw d . Bulklev. 
[Lacuna]. 
William Warre. 



> . Dispatchd a Generall letter to Fort, S'. David dated yesterday. 

10. Eeceivd a Generall letter from M r . Faucet at Metchlepatam dated y*\ 27 th past. 

— A parr arrivd from Vizagapatam by whom rec d . a Generall letter from the Cheif 

& Council there dated the 30 th past & 4 th inst'. 



Monday 
11*-. 



At a Consultation 



Present 



William Fraser Esq. 
Edmdnd Mountague. 
Robert Ba worth. 
Bjchard Hunt. 



Gov". & Presid t . 
Will m . Martin. 
Thomas Frederick. 
Edward Bulkley. 
William Warre. 



M E . Jennings 



ndisposecl. 

Agreed and Orderd that One Thousand Pagodas be advanc'd M 1 . Thomas 
Frederick Paymaster to defray Charges Garrison, who as late Sea Customer pays 



Pags. 1000 
ordd. ye. 
Paymastr. 

Ja g into 00 cash int0 Cash One Thousand Pagodas 

by the late 
feea Customer. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1710 125 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 1710- 



The President reads his Mint Acco ts . for the last month and pays into Cash on *' a g 8 8 : 34 : 
acco\ Coynage of Gold Pag s . 8 : 34 -.—and delivers the Warehousekeeper Rup 3 . 426 : l^^° Caeh 
10 a . acco\ Coynage of Silver, and likewise delivers him fanams 306072 heing the Coynage of 
produce of three chests of silver putt into the Mint to be coind into fanams. walioa^d. 

the Ware- 



houeekeepr. 
acct. coyoage 
Silver, also 
306072 
fanams the 
produce of 
3 oheste of 
(Silver. 

M r . William Martin Warehousekeeper pays into Cash Three Thousand Eight The w are - 
hundred and five Pag s . for fanams sold, & Erlepa &c a . Tobacco & beetle farmers pay h ° U8 9 e ; k n e t epr - 
in Five Hundred eighty three Pag s . 12 fa .— on that aceo'. Cash. p a g 9 . 

3806 for fans, 
sold & Pags. 
583:12pd.in 
by the 
Tobaoco & 
beetle 

The Dep ty . Govern 1 ". &c a . Council at Fort S\ David having in their severall 60 oo pa g '«. 

letters been very pressing for money to be sent them, their Merchants complaining t» be sent 

much of their having their money paid here by bill of Exchange, by reason their Forts". t0 

Gomastas or Factors send the said money down to them by land, which is both charge Uavid - 
& hazard, and M 1 '. Eobert Jones being to proceed thither overland, Agreed and 
Orderd that Six Thousand Pag s . be sent them under the charge of trusty peons. 

Charles Hopkins late Master of ship President produces to us a bill of Exchange Bin of 

for Dollars Spanish One Thousand, payable to himself, and drawn on us by the late y x °vv; B f t com 

Supervizor Harrion &c a . Council at York Fort dated the 16 th of June last with their Coast value 

letter of advice n the same date, where they declare they could not pay Cap'. .Negus ordd.^bl 

his Charterparty money without borrowing the said sum, Agreed and Orderd that paid, 
the same be paid as accustomary at 17 Dollars ^ 10 Pag s . which is Pag\ 588: 
8 fa :37 ca . 

Cap*. Phrip does now pursuant to an order of Consultation on the 4 th inst'. c ap t. Phrip's 
deliver in his report relating to M 1 '. Skingles goods which is as Enterd after this ^"skiLies 

Consultation. goodB dd. in 

Agreed and Orderd that the "Warehousekeeper doe receive the said goods and The Ware- 
that they be opend, view d, and examine! in the presence of Cap 1 . Phrip & M r . Skingle, t °!*7 r ' 
and that he doe lav before us in writing an acco". of their quantity and quality. receive ym. 

& to give an 
acot. of their 
quantity & 
quality. 

M r . Jennings being indispos'd sends us in the report of the Survey of ship The survey 
Frederick which is as Enterd after this Consultation, and the Paymaster likewise ° f y e -. 
delivers in a list of the muster of said ships Company being 63. in&th e e 

muster roll of 
the men. 

Agreed and Orderd that the Warehousekeeper doe unload all the Companys lead ail the 
from on board the Frederick, and lade on her all her Charterparty quantity of f™ d ?! i J! ka 
Saltpetre and Redwood, which done to send off bales so fast as the Captain shall taken out & 
require them, and the weather may permitt. tohfiTden 89 

The President does now demand of the Trustees of the late President Addison, Govr. 
an account of the sale and produce of the Corrall sent out on ships Des Bouverie & £ u ^g°" s 
Susannah pursuant to the Hon' ,le . Companys orders which Mess 1 ' 9 . Mountague & promise to 
Raworth promise to doe. mm*" Miei"" 

& the produce 
of the oorall 
sent out on 
the Des 
Bouverie & 
Susannah. 

1710—32 



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-FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 1710- 



lial 



The 

AooompU. to 
draw out an 
aooot. of 
Mr. Matt. 
Meads estate 
to be sent 
home, & to be 
oarryd off to 
Acot- Currt. 
London. 
The 

Acoomptt. 
produoee an 
aooot. of 
sent to 
Bengal) last 
year & this, 
Letters to 
Bombay & 
Burat read & 
•ignd. 
Letters &oa. 
from Viza- 
gapm. 



The contents 
of the letter 
from Viza- 
gapm. 



Fuckerla 
Cawne 
designs to 
beseige 
Vizagapm . 



Paragraph 53 of the flon ble . 'Companys Generall letter to this place dated y e . 9 th 
of Jan* 7 . J 709 relating to M r . Matthew Meads Estate, being now read, the Accomptant 
is orderd to state and draw oat that acco*. to be sent home in the Packet, and that 
the ball , now resting in Cash be wrote of to Acco'. Curr 4 . London. 



The Accomptant parsaaat to an order of Consultation of the 29 th past does 
prodace to as a stated acco*. of what sent hence to Bengali last year and this. 



Vizagapm. 
beseigd with 
7000 foot & 
800 horse 
they fire on 
y». out guardB 
wch. being 
returnd they 
decamp. 



Considera- 
tions upon 
ye. managi 
inent of 
affairs at 
Vizagapm. 



Generall letters to the Generall & Coancil at Bombay, and to Mess rs . Proby, 
Bendall & Wyehe residing at Sarat, read, approvd and signd. 

By the small parr that arrivd last night from Vizagapatam on whom came 
Benjamin Henning a Passenger, an inhabitant of this place, and broaght as a 
Generall letter of the 30 th past with a postcript of the 4 th inst*. from the Cheif and 
Coancil there, with their Diarys and Consultations from the ^ m0 . Jaly to the 27 th 
last month, and their acco 4 .. Cash for the month of October last. 

Their said Generall being now read, apon which we make the following Obser- 
vations, wherein they say they have none of ours since the 18 th of Aagust last sent 
them ^ Susannah, which supposes oar next snbsequent packet to them of the 29 th 
September sent overland to be miscarry'd. 

That they had sent the Mallah &c a . Braminy to Fackerla Cawn's Camp to have 
a sight of the seal affix'd to M r . Holcombes obligation, bat after waiting some dayes 
with hopes and promises from the Rajah Ananteraaze they returnd with answer that 
Faokerla Cawne was enrag'd to the last degree, and woald not hear any more 
proposalls aboat his money withoat prompt payment, bat was coming himself within 
a day or two with gans, ammanition &c a . to beseige their Town, and had placed 
guards oo the roads to prevent their sending or receiving any letters and provisions 
coming to them, and that Fuckerla Cawne refasing to show the Obligation they are 
of opinion and believe that M 1 '. Holcombes Seal is affixd thereto and not the Hon ble . 
Companys. 

That on the 8 th past the said Nabob with his army consisting of about 7000 foot 
& 801) horse encampd behind a great sand hill near the Town, and the 9 th at night 
fired on their oat guards, which being returnd again by the English made the enemy 
retire further, and tarn their seige into a blockade, by stopping all provisions of 
which they were in great want, that they have made a Briggantine of the Riseing Saa 
Smack, and fitted her ap in order to secure what may be putt aboard in time of 
extremity. 

The foregoing being a recitall of their said Generall letter almost verbatim. 

First. We observe that the -Cheif has strangely errd in his politicks (not to say 
worse) that he having by his former frequent letters advis'd us what he had then fore- 
seen, as what might be the resalt and issae of not paying M 1 '. Holcombes old debt to 
Fackerla Cawne, as the event now proves, that the Cheif &c a in that case should not 
sooner & earlyer gott snfficiency of provisions for the ase of their Garrison, at least 
untill the monsoon should serve for our sending them supplys hence. 

Secondly. That the Cheif &c a shoald supply Nabob Habib Cawne and Fuckerla 
Cawne with so large a qaantity of Gaapowder as 300 mds. eqaall to 15 Candy here, 
& 100 maund of lead, when the said Nabobs and the Cheif were on so precarious 
terms, and not only so bat by their Generall letter of the 27 th Jaly last write us to 
send them 30 Candy of powder & 20 Candy of lead for a farther supply to the said 
Nabobs notwithstanding the frequent caations we gave them, or withoat ever consi- 
dering they were strengthening the hands of said Nabobs who were [then] contriv- 
ing of the ways and means of laying that siege they have since form'd against that 
Factory. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1710 127 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 1710- 



Thirdly. It being now the Northerly monsoon its strauge that the Cheif should 
not have wrote to Bengali to the President and Council there to be supply 'd thence 
with whatever they wanted. 

Fourthly. That Juggapa the Braminy that arch knave and villain who was the The Braminy 
cheif cause and instrument by the powerf till bribes he receivd from time to time from su^posd to P l)e 
the Eajahs Ananterauz & Py[e]row, by whose means and perswasions he prevaild so theoooarion 
farr with M 1 '. Holcombe as to induce him to lend those large sums of money at high trouble, 
interest to those said Rajahs, which is still a debt, which we may reasonably suppose 
to have been most or all Fuckerla Cawnes money, and has been the Originall cause 
and hrst spring whence all these troubles are derivd, and devolvd upon us, and not- 
withstanding our having so often & frequently wrote to M r . Hastings &c a there to send 
us up the said Juggapa either by sea or by land, which has never been complyd with, 
And being credibly inf orrnd Fuckerla Cawne does demand of the Cheif the said Braminy 
and- that on the delivery up of him all the causes of their troubles shall cease. 

And now upon the whole, It is unanimously agreed that we write the Cheif & heisorddto 
Council there, that upon the reading the said intended letter to them, that they at beseourd - 
that instant seize the said Juggapa, and putt him in irons, and secure all his books, 
papers, and Accounts vv ch . if the Cheif should oppose or hinder the same, It is our 
positive & peremptory order that the Council or any one of them doe execute this our 
order, and that the Military & peons be assisting to him or them in this matter. 

It's likewise agreed that the President write his letter to Fuokerla Cawne relat- n>e Preeidt. 
ing to the premises, and desire him to send us up a person fittly qualifyd to accomo- ^toto* 
date all matters, and that in the mean time to withdraw his forces from the Factory. Fuokerla 

Cawne to Bend 
aperson to 
aooomodate 
matters. 

Generall letter from M r . Fauoet at Metchlepatam dated the 27 th ult°. rec d . the Letter from 
10 th inst 4 . now read advising the receipt of ours of the 11 th ult°. containing all the Metchiep m. at 
papers of state relating to the Kings present which where deliverd to the Phousdar e *&- 
there who took little or no notice thereof, and said he would send away the present 
via Golcondah in four days. 

Will: Feasee. 

Edm d . Mountague. 

W. Martin. 

R. Rawoeth. 

Tho : Feedeeiok. 

\_Lacana^ 

EDW D . BULKLEi*. 

William Waeee. 



To the Hon ble . William Feasee Esq". 

Govern". &c\ Council of Foet S r . Geoege. 

Fort S T . George Decernb". 7 th 1710. 

When I was at Bencoolen and orderd for Batavia M r . Rich 1 . Skingle who was 
indebted to the R'. Hon ble . Company, and not wherewithal in money to satisfy said 
debt desird leave of the Supervizor & Council to lade some bales aboard of me for 
Batavia which was granted and he loaded aboard fifteen bales containing cheifly 
Bengali goods but they being invoicd extravagantly high could dispose of no more 
than eight corge sixteen peices Taffatys, and five corge Burroon Sanoes which sold 
for Rixdollars five hundred sixty one, the remainder of his goods being thirteen bales 
and a peice I brought back to Bencoolen, but whereas the Supervizor & Skingle were 
gone for Madrass the Dep ty . Go verm. & Council of York Fort thought fitt to continue 



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HXH 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 1710- 



the said goods and money aboard, and orderd me to carry the same to Madrass, and 
to render an account to yo 1 '. Hon 1 '. & Council which 1 doe now accordingly, waiting 
your orders which shall be punctually observd by 

Hon ble . S r . &c a . 
Yo r . most Obed 1 humble Serv'. 

Richard Phrip. 

Hon ble . S r . &c*. 

In pursuance to yo 1 '. Hon 1 '. &c as orders we the Subscribers have been on board 
ship Frederick and find her in very good condition, and fitt to proceed for Europe,. 
"We are 

H° nble .S r . &e\ 
Yo r . most Obed'. humble Serv ts . 

William Jennings 
Thomas Plumbe 
Fort S t . George. 1.1 th Decem bk 1710- Charles Hopkins 

Robert Atkinson. 

Receivd a Generall letter from Fort S\ David dated y e . 8 th . Curr': advising 
they had drawn two bills of Exchange on us for Pag 3 . 8000 payable Vizt. 

Eama Naigue for ,. Pags. 4000 

Kittee Narran 4000 



8000 



l.iT 



14th 



Dispatchd a Geuerall Lfe to d°. with 6000 Pag 3 . 

This day Rama Naigue presents his bill for Pag s . 4000 to the Presid'. 

Receiv'd a Generall letter from M r . Noden at Metchlepatam dated the 2 d . Curr 
with his acco*. Cash for 3 months ending the ult°. October last who advises that he 
has drawn a bill of Exchange on us for Pag«. 200 payable to Kitty Narran at three 
da\s sight which was this day presented to the President. 

This day Kittee Narran presents his bill to the President for Pag s . 4000. 



Fkiday 
15th 



The Ware. 

houaekeeprn 
report of 
■broad oloth 
damagd. 
the purport of 
Mr. NoderiB 
letter from 
MetchlepJ*. 



At a Consultation 
Presen t 

William Fraser Esq/. Gov\ & Preside. 
Edm d . Mountague. William Martin. 
Robert Raworth. Thomas Frederick. 

Richard Hunt. Edward Bulkley. 

William Warre. 

M r . Jennings indispos'd. 

The Warehousekeeper acquainting us that some of the bales of broad cloth that 
came ^ this years shipping are damag'd, Agreed and Orderd that Mess 1 ' 3 . Raworth & 
Frederick with the Warehousekeeper view the said damage and report the same. 

M r . TSTodens letter at Metchlepatam dated the 2 d . Curr'. now read advising the 
Country Government still persist in their former resolution of not permitting the 
present to goe to Bengali, notwithstanding the Princes Nishan & the Lord Zoudee 
Cawne's order, copys of all which were sent them, he likewise advises that he has 
drawn a bill od us for Pag 3 . 200 which is order d . to be paid. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1710 



129 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 1710- 



Colloway and Vincatty Chittee deliver in a petition relating [to] interest due to y;"° a " t ay & 
them, which is as Enterd after this Consultation the consideration of which is deferrd chitty 8 y 
untill another time. FnWon' 

money due to 
ym in Govr. 
Pitts time & 
by him 
promisd to 
be pd. 



Generall letter from Fort S*. David of the 8 th . Currt rec d . as *$> Diary of the 
11 th instf. now read, advising they have drawn bills of Excha[nge] on us for Eight 
Thousand Pagodas which is agreed to be paid as directed when due, and also that the 
great rains there has much hinderd the Washers from drying and congying the cloth, 
The Merchants there desire our leave for short cloth to be taken in, on a proportion- 
able abatement, Resolv'd and Agreed that we don't indulge the taking in of any such 
cloth, but to keep to the Standard of their usuall lengths and breadths, unless in 
urgent necessity on dispatch of any ship to fill up a vacancy of Tonnage may 
justpfy] our so doing. 

Agreed and Orderd that Nathaniel Turner be Secretary at Fort S\ David in the 
room and Stead of John Scarlett deceas'd. 

M r . Benjamin Henning & Leints Hofman lately arrivd from Vizagapatam being 
sent for were ask'd what they knew or heard was the occasion of our present troubles 
there who declare that they had heard from severall of the English as well as black 
Merchants that Juggapa the Braminy was the whole and sole occasion of all their 
former and present troubles given them by Fuckerla Cawne who had often desird the 
said Braminy should be sent him in order to the reconciling of all differences, It is 
therefore Agreed and Orderd that Juggapa after his being secured in irons according 
to our last Consultation that he have these three things in his choice Viz'. 

Either that he satisfy Fuckerla Cawnes demands, or that he be deliverd up to a 
guard of Fuckerla Cawnes people to be sent to his Camp, or that he be sent up here 
in irons by a Sea Convey", but if the said Braminy chuses the first and that if it 
afterwards appear that he has paid all, or any part of it in his own wrong, It is 
agreed that he be reimburs'd so much out of the debts due to the estate of the late 
M r . Holcombe in those parts. 

M 1 '. William Martin Warehousekeeper reads that account for November last. 



M 1 '. Robert Raworth Sea Customer reads that account for November last Vizt. 



Custom on goods imported and exported 

Ditto on grain 

Anchorage 



Pag 8 . 2246 : 9 : 68 
69 : 9 : 28 
2: — : — 



Pag 8 . 2312 : 19 : 16 



M r . Hunt Land Customer reads that acco'. for last month Viz' 

Choultry Custom Pag 8 - 

Ruby e brokers 

Registering Slaves 



120 : — : 38 
32 : 1 1 : 2 
— : 32 : — 



Letter from 
Ft. St. David 
read, tbeir 
bills of 
Excha. for 
rags. 8000 
ordd to be pd. 
the Merehts. 
at Ft. St. 
David desire 
leave for 
short oloth 
to be taken 
in upon 
abatement. 

Mr. Nathll. 
Turner order 
8 e cry. at Fort 
St. David. 

Benj : 
Henning & 
Leints Hoff- 
man their 
report of the 
occasion of 
the troubles 
at Vizagapa- 
tam. 



Juggapa the 
Hiatniny to 
be securd or 
to satisfy 
Fnckerla 
Cawne. 



WarehouBe- 
keepr s aooot. 
[for] Novr. 
read. 
[Sea] 
(Justomrs. 
acot. fo r 
Nov 1 ', read. 



Land Cuet™. 
aoot. for 

Nov. read. 



Pag 8 . 153 : 19 : 40 



Will: Frasee. 
Edm d . Mountague. 
W. Martin. 
R. Raworth. 
Tho : Frederick. 
[Laeuna.~] 
Edw d : Bulkley. 
[William Warre.] 



1710- 



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-FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 1710- 



16. 
17*. 



19* 



To the Hon b1k . Will 51 . Fraskr Esq/. 

President & Govern", of Fort S t . George 

for affairs of the k 1 . hon ble . unitfid english east india company 
&c\ Council. 

The humble Petition of Colloway & Vinoatty Chitty 
Sheweth 

That after the arrivall of the Dispatch Gaily Govern 1 ". Pitt &c a . Council sent for 
your Petitioners, and advis'd thein of severall ships bound for this place, so Orderd 
yo r . Petition 1 ' 3 , to provide goods ready, promising to pay them their prinoipall and 
interest from time to time as they brought their goods into the Godowna, which 
accordingly they pevform 1 d, so demanded their money severall times at Consultation, 
who were desird to wait till acoo tts . were made up, when they prornis'd sure payment 
with the prinoipall and interest, when were present these following Councellors 
Vizt. Mess rs . Martin, Raworth, Frederick & Huut, therefore hope since Gov r . Pitt is 
gone home, yo 1 '. Hon 1 ', will adjust this matter so that yo 1 '. Petitioners may receive 
their promis[d] payment. 

So as in Duty bound yo r . Petition 1 ' 8 shall ever pray &ca. 

Receivd a Generall letter from M r . Faucet at Metchlepat 111 . dated p m0 . inst'. 
Sloop Adventure arrivd from Bengali by whom ree d . the following Generall 
letters Vizt. 

From the President & Council dated 25 th past. 
From Cap'. Henry Cornewall dated 26 th d°. 
Dispatchd a Generall letter to M r . Noden at Metchlepatam dated the 16 th Inst 4 . 
Dispatch'd a Generall letter to the Dep ty . Govern 1, . & Council of Fort S\ David 
of this davs date. 



Friday 
22 J 



At a Consultation 
Present 



William Fraser Esq\ 
Edm b . Mountague. 
Robert Raworth. 
Richard Hunt. 
William Jennings 



Gov*. & Presid t . 
William Martin. 
Thom s Frederick. 
Edward Bulkley. 
William Warre. 



storekeepvs. M 1 '. Edward Bulkley Storekeeper reads that acco'. for last month and pays into 

Ncvr.°read. Cash Five hundred Pagodas on that acco'. 



Mr. Frederick 
Paymastr. 
reads his 
Paymastr" 
aoct. for 
Novr. [&] 
pays into 
Cash as late 
Sea Custom) 1 . 
Pags. 1600— 
on that aocot. 



M r . Frederick Paymaster reads that acoo 4 . for last month Vizt. and pays int o 
Cash as late Sea Customer in further part of what due on that acco'. Fifteen hundred 
Pagodas. 

Charges Garrison 

Charges Dvet & Allowances "... 

Dyet & Stores laid in 

Charges Generall ... ,.. ... ... . . 

Fortifications & Repairs ... 
Charges Cattle 

Ship President 

Charges Extraordinary ... 
Brass Ordinance ... 

Priaman Settlement 

Vizagapatam Factory 

FortS*. David ' 



... Pag". 


1578 


9 . 




264 


30 : 




206 


5 : 




424 


19 : 




192 


13 : 




136: 


15 : 




228 


— : 




84 


23 : 




4 


20 : 




4 


16 : 




1 : 


9 : 




5 


5 : 


Pag' 


3130: 


20 : 



Diary and Consultation Book^ 1710 131 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 1710- 



Generall letter from the President & Council in Bengali dated the 25 th . Nbvemb r . *f e t jP p arport 



last now read, wherein they seem to reflect smartly on us, as having neglected so generaii 

letter f r 
Bengal], 



very materiall a matter, as our not having sent them down no more bales, and our let " 



not having advised them what Tofiage we could dispatch home this Season. 

As to the first, the former usuall dry seasons having prov'd contrary this year by 
the so many frequent great rains, as has not only hinderd our washers, but likewise 
the bringing the cloth out of the country the like has not been known to the oldest 
of the Natives now living which hinderd us from sending them no more bales then 300 
on the Des Bouverie & Susannah, it being but prudence in us to keep a full loading 
for the ship Frederick whom we might reasonably expect to arrive here the begin- 
ning of October from the West Coast she having been the longest on Demorage. 

As to the latter, we did early on the 3 d of Jan ry . last write to the then Council 
of Bengali to advise us what Tonnage they thought they could be able to dispatch the 
next October following for England to which they gave answer in theirs of the 27 th 
Feb ry . following, where they say they having given the Loyall Bliss her full loading, 
and that they judg'd they should be able to gett ready the next ensuing Season 
twelve or thirteen hundred Tons for Europe, which was the reason we sent them so 
much Tonnage and such large stocks, that they might send us what fine goods they 
could spare, and we to fill the rest here, which is near equivolent to our having seat 
them more bales, which at that time we could not doe. 

Generaii letter from M r . Faucet at Metchlepatam dated the ^ m0 . inst 4 . now read, Letter from 
with his acco 4 . of Expences from the 24 411 of August to the 4 th of November, which JJ*: ^J™ 8 * at 
being very extravagant It's therefore orderd that copy of said acco*. be sent to " e ° ep ™' 
M r . Noden to be returnd us again with his remarks thereon. 

The Warehousekeeper pursuant to an order of Consultation of the 10 th of October The Ware- 
last, now produces the Bengali sort of Romalls, which being now viewd by us all proluoea?' 
are adjudgd course, and their ohay faded by lying by, and therefore rejected. s ° rt of 

Romalls woh. 
are rejected. 

Generaii letter from Cap'. Henry Cornewall dated in Bengali the 26 th November Letter from 

last complaining of his Surgeon and some other of his men, that had deserted the Cornwall in 

ship might be secured, Orderd that the s d . people be summond to attend next Bengali 
Consultation day. 

Generaii letter to the Cheif & Council at Vizagapatani dated the 19 th inst 6 . read, betters to 

, i i ■ > j Vizaeapm. 

approv'd, and sign d. read and 

sign'd. 

M r . Richard Skingles petition now read which is as Enterd after this Consulta- Mr. Skingies 
tion, Agreed aud Orderd that the Sec ry . doe deliver the same to M r . Harrison for him r e td &V 
to give answer thereto. M f . Harrison 

° to answer. 

M r . Jeremiah Harrison's petition read which is as Enterd after this Consultation Mr. Ham- 
requesting leave to lay down the service, and take his passage on the Frederick, ?£r embark? 
which is granted, and to have the usuall accomodation the Hon ble . Comp a . indulge ingonthe 

. . ° . , • i ° Fredriok 

to their servants returning home. for England 

granted. 

The Register of the Mayors Court produces to us a bill of Excha. drawn on us West Coast 

*§> Dep ty . Gov 1 . Phrip &c a . Council at York Fort for Doll 19 . Spauish 1260 : 1™ : l sa . fo r 1 n u£? h5 " 

pavable to the Mayor & Court of Aldermen to be divided among the Creditors of the 126 ° : l ■ l 

Dec d . Thomas Wright as advisd us in the York Fort Generaii letter dated y e . 18 tu p r a id.' tobe 
August last, Agreed the same be paid as usuali at 17^p s 8/8 for 10 Pagodas. 

Will : Fraser. 
Edm". Mountague. 
W. Martin. 
Rob t . Raworth. 
Tho : Frederick. 
Rich d . Hunt. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
William Warre. 



132 Records of Fort St. George 



FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 1710 

To the Hon bie . William Fraser Esq, 1 . 

Govern". &c\ Council of Fort S t George. 

Hon lle . S 1 '. &c a . 

I make bold to intrude this into your hands as an humble Sollieitor in my behalf 
most humbly entreating you'd please to take the many and great misfortunes I have 
lately labourd under into yo r . most serious consideration, assuring yo r . Hon 1 '. &c\ that 
what errors & mistakes by me committed, have been purely thr6 long and frequent 
illness together with the want of assistance, and the multiplicity of buisness then 
int'rest'd in, which lay wholly on myself. 

I hope no person can think me sn supinely stupid as willfully to neglect my own 
interest by paying large sums of money out of the RA Hon ble . Comp as . Cash, and not 
giving due C r . for the same (when I knew myself answerable for the whole) as 
Dollars One Thousand p cl . Cap 4 . George Luke Burrish Command r . of ship Scipio on 
account his Charter party omitted to be enterd, thd paid in the presence of the 
Council, who all signd the Generall letter sent by her, that it was paid, also One 
Thousand Dollars paid M 1 . William Deaue for which Govern". Cross & Hoyle gave 
their notes which I now present for yo 1 '. perusall and two hundred Dollars paid 
M r . Holmes on his going to Batavia which am ready to depose on oath when 
requird. 

I also sent my sloop (which the RA Hon ble . Company now has) under the care of 
Capt. Thomas Warner with five hundred Doll 13 , to purchase a Cargoe who during his 
stay there did what he could, and paid the ball , to M r . Thomas Holmes, who wrote 
me that he had ree". the same and had my effects on board the President amo ts . (to 
the best of my remembrance) to Dollars two hundred thirty four, but he dying in the 
Voyage all was putt into the Companys Godowns to make up his debt to the 
Company, amongst which was fifteen q 1 . casks of Arrack bought by Cap'. Warner 
and chargd in his acco 1 . 

There is also included in that sum I'm brought in indebted to the Company 
seven hundred thirty two Dollars on acco'. Salary which I was obligd to reimburse, 
tho I rec a . no more then the stated Salary allowd M r . Cross in his Indentures, the 
second was also allowd the same and to their Successors, only M r . Cross was allowd 
fifty pounds ^ aun. as a Gratuity, which I never ree d . or chargd, thei'efore hope yo r . 
Hon 1 . &c a . will please to allow me the same my predecessors had till the Supervizors 
arrivall that the place was dependant. 

I likewise presented the Supervizor &c a . an aeco'. of some necessary Liquors &c\ 
us'd and expended for one or two years on the Comp as . acco 1 . the former I understand 
have been since disposd of at Outcry & bro'. to acco'. the latter beg you'd please 
to allow me for being Vizt. 

Factors Provisions 

Claret 3 chests qt s . 12 doz n . each at 7 Doll rs . 

*$> Doz 11 . prime cost Doll rs . 252 : — : — 

Beer 3 chests q te . 12 doz". each at 5 Doll rs . 

^ Doz". D° 180:—: — 

Batavia rusk 3000, Onions 10 large bags, 
Soye two tubs, Tea one pec 11 . Persia fruit 
one Pecull, all which having lost the 
acco*. of leave to Valuation. 
Acco'. Plate Vizt. 

Silver Spoons eight lost at the Comp as . Table which I also leave to 
valuation. 
I also beg yo 1 '. Hon 1 '. &c a . would please to commiserate my additionall misfortune 
in being cast away whereby have lost all my necessarys and have been at a vast 
expence in coming hither for which was forc'd to run my self in debt, and in con- 
sideration I have now nothing left in the world but those goods Cap*. Phrip brought 
back with him most humbly entreat yo 1 '. Hon r . &c a . would please to take them on the 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1710 133 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 1710- 



R'. Hon ble . Companys acco'. at Invoice price, which am ready to depose upon oath (to 
the best of my knowledge) are at prime cost, being very willing to make restitution 
and to pay as farr as I am able that my aeco 1 . may be stated and deliverd me, and if 
yo r . Hon r . &e a . will please to add that additionall favour of reinstating me again in 
in the BA Hon ble . Comp as . service either here or at Port S'. David' twill be a very 
inducive motive to exert my utmost Vigilance in a constant study and endeavour to 
promote my Hon ble . Masters interest and regain my own credit, all which will be 
a singular obligation so to doe laid on 

Hon ble . 8*. &c a . 
Yo r . most Obed'. humble SeiV. 

Madrass Decemb*. 18 th 1710. Rich\ Skinglb. 

To the Hon ble . William Phaser Esq,". 

President & Govern", of Port S t . Gkorge &c a . Council. 

Port S l George Decemb r . 22 d 1710. 
Hon ble . S r . &c a . 

Having servd the R'. Hon ble . Company as a Pactor for near the space of twelve 
years, I hope with fidelity and diligence, and finding by their last years letters they 
have thought fitt to pass me by, as a person not deserving their favours, or the 
advancement in their Service my long standing gives me a title to, I beg the' liberty 
of laying down a service I am not likely to rise in, and returning to Bnglaud by- 
ship Frederick, and as I have already rec d . a world of favours from this Hon ble . Board I 
presume to ask another that I may have accomodations orderd me, agreeable to the 
stations I have been in, I shall always gratefully acknowledge the° obligations I 
have to yo r . Hon r . &c a . & am with all respect, 

Hon ble . S r . &c\ 
Yo r . most Obedient hum ble . Serv\ 

J. Harrison. 

M r Jeremiah Harrison having requested an order to Cap'. Phrip to receive him- 23 
self and necessarys on board ship Prederick the following order was signd by the 
Govern 1 ". & Council. 

To Cap t . Richard Phrip 

Command 11 , of the Frederick 

You are hereby orderd to receive what necessarys M r Jeremiah Harrison shall 
send on board the ship Frederick, as likewise bis person when he shall think con- 
venient to embark, and treat him with respect during the term of the Voyage suitable 
to the Posts he has servd the Hon ble . Company in. Dated iu Fort 8*. George this 93 d 
of December 1710. & ■ 

William Fraser. 
Edmund Mount ague. 
"William Martin. 
Robert Ra worth. 
Thomas Frederick. 
Richard Hunt. 
Edward Bulklet. 
William Jennings. 
William Warre 

19< h ?n8t? tCbd * GeneraU l8tter t0 the Cheif & C ° UnCil ° f Viza ^P ata ^ dated y. ™ 
1710—34 



1B4 Records of Fort St. George 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 1710- 



26 ' Gabriel Roberts Esq 1 ', having requested an order to Cap*. Phrip, to receive 

himself and necessarys on board ship Frederick, th3 following order was sign'd 
by the Govern*. & Council. 

To Cap t . Richard Pheip 

Command" of ship Frederick 

You are hereby orderd to receive what necessarys Gabriel Roberts Esq. shall 
send on board the ship Frederick, as likewise his person when he shall think con- 
venient to embark, you are to give him the sole Accomadation of the Great Cabbin, 
and treat him with respect during the term of the Voyage, suitable to the Post he 
has servd in here, which the R'. Hon ble . Company have orderd, and will expect from 
you, Dated in Fort S*. George this 26 th . December 1710. 

William Fraser. 
Edmund Mountague. 
William Martin. 
Robert Raworth. 
Thomas Frederick. 
Richard Hunt. 
Edward Bulklev. 
William Jennings. 
William Warre. 

26 th . Dispatch'd a Generall letter to the President & Council of Bengali by peons over- 

land dated the 23 d . insf . 
— Receivd the following Generall letters Vizt. 

From the Cheif & Council at Anjengo dated y e . 25th past. 
From the Govern r . & Council at Negapatam dated y e . 22 d . insf. S.N". 
From the Dep ty . Govern 1 . & Council at Fort S\ David dated y 6 . 21 9t . insf 
From M r Henry Cottrell dated 21 Bt . insf. 
From the Rev a . Mr. Jones dated d° time. 
27 Receivd the following Generall letters Vizt. 

From M 1 ' Faucet at Metchlepatam dated y e . 9 th . insf. 
From M r Noden at Ditto dated 7 th . d°. 
From Ditto at Ditto dated 15 th . d°. 

At a Consultation 
Present 
Thuesday William Fraser Esq e . Govern\ & Presid t . 

28 th - Edm b . Mountague. William Martin. 

Robert Raworth. Thomas Frederick. 

Richard Hunt. Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings. William Warre. 

Mr. Harrison M r Harrison pursuant to an order of last Consultation, delivers in an answer to 

MswM Bi to *a -M- 1 Skingles paper, the purport of which is the same was laid before them at the West 

paper of Mr. Coast, and could not be allowd of, for the reasons mentiond in said answer which is as 

shingles. Enterd after this Consultation, a Copy whereof the Sec ry . is orderd to deliver 

M r Skingle if he requires it. 

Mr. Martin M r William Martin Warehousekeeper pursuant to an order of Consultation on 

1 oot ver of' n u the 11 th insf . delivers in an acco*. of fourteen bales of sundry goods belonging to 

bales of goods M r Richard Skingle which is as Enterd after this Consultation, Agreed and Orderd 

Mr° n fkirfgil that the same be sold at publick Outcry at the Sea gate, and that notes be affixd to 

wet are ordd. g[ ye notice thereof, and that the said M r Skingle be present at the time of their sale. 

to be putt up & or 

at Outory. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1710 



135 



-FORT. ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 1710- 



Generall letters from M r Noden at Metchlepatam dated the 7 th . & 15 th . instant 
now read with his acco\ Expences from the 7 th to the 30 th November the purport 
whereof are that the Kings Guabardar is gone away & is beleivd for good and all, 
that the Government there have taken the peons off from the Factory, and given 
leave for M r Faucet to proceed on his journey to Yizagapatam, and that he believd 
for the consideration of a present of about One Thousand Rupees the Subah of 
Golcondahs leave might be obtaind for permitting the present to be shipd off for 
Bengali, and also one from Mr. Faucet there dated the 9 th . ins', the purport of which 
is his endeavouring to vindicate himself, for what we justly blamd him for in manage- 
ment of affairs there. 

Generall letter from theCheif & Council at Anjengo dated y e . 25 th . Novemb r . rec d . 
the 26 th . ins*, now read, advising the ill news of the Hon ble . Companys ship Phoenix 
Edward Peirson Command r . to be stranded ten leagues to the S°ward of Tutocareen 
on the 8 th . of Nov r . last that the Command r . had advisd that they had savd al) the 
Companys Treasure being 35 chests, and deliverd the same into the Dutch Companys 
Warehouse at Tutocoreen, and tha,t they had also gott severall bales of cloth on shore, 
craving their assistance & advice, which accordingly they did by hiring a Danes ship 
for 800 Pag s . to be sent them to save and bring away as much as possible of the 
wreck, on whom went M r Baffin one of the Council there. 

Generall letter from the Dep* y . Govern 1 '. & Council at Fort S'. David dated the 
21 st . rec a . the 26 th . inst'. now read, in answer to ours to them of the 4 th . Curr'. relat- 
ing to the Renters, as being thought the occasion of the unfortunate Captives being 
taken and still detaind at Chingee, which gives us little or no satisfaction, the said 
Interrogator vs and answers are as Enterd in our Copy book of Letters receivd N". 146 
& 147. 

M 1 '. Thomas Frederick late Sea Customer pays into 
ballance due on that aeco'. One Thousand Pagodas. 



Generall 
letters from 
Metohlepm. 
advise that ye 
Severity of 
the Govemmt 
is abated. 



Letter from 
Anjengo 
adviseth the 
loss of the 
Phoenix in 
Tutocoreen 
Bay. 



Letter from 
Ft St. David 
adviseth 
tberenterBare 
the ocoasion 
of Capt. 
Hugonin & 
Ensign Keaye. 
being detaind 
at Chingee. 

Cash in further part of the Pa s 8 - i°oo 

r p<i. into Cash 

by Mr. 
Fredriok 
late Sea 
Customer. 
The exami- 
nation of the 
Sherbornes 
men deferrd. 



The examination of the Sherbornes men relating to what oomplaind by their 
Commander is deferrd untill a further opportunity. 

Petition of Abel Langelier read, requesting he may be permitted to sign his 
Covenants to the Hon ble . Company as orderd & ship Litchfeild, and in consideration 
that he hath in all that space of time performd his part of writing work in the Com- 
panys Service, Agreed his request be granted him, and his said Petition is as Enterd 
after this Consultation. 

Orderd that One Thousand Pagodas be advancd M r Thomas Frederick Pay- 
master to defray Charges Garrison. 

M r William Warre, M 1 '. Tiiomas Lovell, & M 1 ' George Lewis requesting of us 
bills of Exchange for Five Thousand Five Hundred Pag R . on the Hon ble Company 
payable to Elihu Yale Esq 1 '. Cap'. Edward Harrison & S'. Stephen Evance in London, 
Agreed the said request be granted and that the Sec ry . doe draw out bills accordingly 
at 9 a ^ Pagoda, the said William Warre does now pay into Cash Five Thousand Five 
hundred Pagodas on said account. 



The subject matter of Colloway & Vincatty Chitty's petition relating to interest 
deliverd in the 15 th inst'. being now taken into Consideration and the Gentlemen of 
the then Council as mentiond in said Petition being askd what they knew or could 
remember of that matter, who did all declare that what set forth by the said Mer- 
chants was true and right to the best of their remembrance, Upon which it is unani- 
mously Agreed that interest be allowd them, It's therefore Agreed and Orderd that 
the Accomptant & M r Hunt doe state that account and lay it bafore this board. 



Mr Abel 
Langelier 

petitions to 
sign his 
Covenants. 



Pags 1000 
ordd. ye. 
Paymastr. 
Pags. 6600 
pd. in by 
Mess". Warre 
Lovell & 
Lewi 8 for 
Bxoha. on the 
Honble Com- 
pa. of London 
payable to 
Messrs. Tale, 
Harrison & St 
Stephen 
Evance. 
a former acot. 
between the 
Honble. 
CoinP*. & 
Colloway & 
Vinoatty 
Chittys to be 
etated by the 
Aeeomptt. & 
Mr. Hunt & 
interest to be 
allowd ym. 
accordingly, 
promise made 
by Govr Pitt 
&ca. 



136 Eeeords of Fort St. George 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 1710- 



Pag«. 316:24 Gruapa &c a . Arrack Farmers pay into Cash Three hundred & sixteen Pag s . 24 fa 

pd. in by the Qn that t> 

Arraok 

Farmerfl - Will : Fraser. 

£dm d . Mointaguk. 
W. Maetin. 
Tho : Frederick. 
Rich d . Hunt. 
Edw d - Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
William Waeee. 

M B . Secretary 

I have lookd over the papers you deliverd me from M r . Richard Skingle the 
purport of which were laid before me when at Bencoolen, but not comply f d with for the 
following reasons : — 

I did not beleive it reasonable to reimburse him the money said to be paid Cap'. 
Burrish on acoo t . Charterparty, there being neither receipt nor entry in the Cash book 
concerning it and consequently the Company incapable of recovering it from the 
Owners, besides the Scipio's Charterparty money was 1050 Doll 13 , and why the odd 
fifty was forgott on both sides I am to learn. 

I thought it unaccountable M r Cross should bring out Ten Thousand pound and 
receive a supply of six more on the Northumberland, not live above three months, & 
yet be necessitated to take up money at 15 ^> Cent Interest, and therefore I was 
afraid M r . Deanes bill might have some thing more at bottom. 

M r . Holmes might have considerably of M r . Skinglesin his hands, but no papers 
appearing after his death, and the whole Cargoe coming farr short of the Companys 
principall money laden on board the President, I judg'd it convenient they should be 
first satisfy'd, and yet they are 700 Dollars losers by that Voyage. 

I did not beleive the Gentlemans good services to the Comp a . deserv'd the Salary 
allowd M r . Cross and therefore I reducd it to £ 100 ^ annum. 

That the quantity of liquors mentiond in his paper was drank up in so short a 
time besides the 17 chests on th« Nathaniel I make no question, but thought the 
Comp aB . intentions were to allow their Servants, only wine enough to preserve their 
healths not ruine it. I am 

S r . Yo r . humble Servant 

Jeeemiah Harrison. 
Fort S T . George Decemb". y\23 d . 1710. 

An Acco t . of Fourteen bales of goods belonging to M k . Richard 
Skingle, taken when said Skin t gle & Cap t . Phrif were peesent Vizt. 



N°. 21 



Romalls Vizt. 
Silk Ditto 
Ditto Bursoot 
1. Burroon Cossas 
29. HaDdkercheifs blew & white 

3. Hurta Lungees 
22. Dacca Sanoes 

18. Tepoys 

Malcapore Blatches 
5. Tepoys fine 
E. Tepoys Midling 
D. Soosies 

B. Cambays midling 
A. Cambays midling 



cor 


. p 9 . 


4 


19 


3 


18 


5 


18 


7 




7 


18 


, K 




di-m 


3: 12 


5: ... 


5: 4 


4:12 


4: 7 


20: ... 


7 


: 15 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1710 



137 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 1710- 



Lungees red 



Ginghams red 
C. Neelas 

Salloes red 
13. Cambays painted 

Maida Elatcb.es 
12. Baftas white 

Chucklaes 



blew 



eor. p 8 . 

Damagd. 
4: 19 

Damag'd. 
3: 12 
3: 17 
2: 5 
6: 13 
26: 7 
2: 14 
1: 13 



Fort S*. George Deoemb 8 . 28 th 1710. 



Cor. 147: 3 

Errors Excepted 
^ "Will : Martin. 



To the Hon ble William Fraser Esa E . 

President & Govern 11 , otf Fort S t . George & ca Council. 

Hon ble . S r . &c a . 

It's now some time since that I desird to be excused from signing my Indent- 
ures to the RA Hon ble . Company as designing according to my friends orders to goe 
for Europe, but having rec d other advices, and constantly attending the Companys 
buisness as yo r . Hon r . &c a Gentlemen are well acquainted with, I humbly desire that 
you'd permitt me to sign said Indenture, and take my standing according to the R*. 
Hon ble . Companys orders by ship Litohfeild I am, 

Hon b,e . S r . &c a . 
Yo r . most Obed'. & most Obh'gd. 
Humble Serv\ 
Abel Langelier. 
Fort S 1 . George Y b . [lacuna] Deoemb". 1710. 



Fort S*. George Decemb*. 1710. 

List of Persons in the Service op the R r . Hon*". English East India Company in 
Fort 8'. George and places on the Coast op Choromandell. 



Arrivil in India. 

William Fraser Esq r . Gov 1 . & May. 31 1685. 
President 

Edmund Mountague Aecompt- 
ant 

"William Martin Warehouse- 
keeper m d . 

Robert Raworth Sea Customer. 

Thomas Frederick Paymaster 



Richard Hunt Land Customer. 
Edward Bui kley Storekeeper... 
William Jennings Receiver of 

the Quitt rents ... 
William Warre Sec 17 , m d . 

John Rudge under Searcher at 
the Sea Gate ... .„ 

1710—35 



July 16 th . 1688. 

Sept r . IS 4 '*. 1709. 

June 16 th . 1701. 

Do. 



present degree. 

Govern 1 . 
Gratuity. 



Council 
d°. 



[6*] d°. 
7 th . d°. 
8 th . d°. 

9 th d°. 
Gratuity. 
Jun. Merch. 



[Salary] 

[200] 

[100] 

[70] 

[50] 
[40] 



40 
40 
40 

[40] 

[30] 



138 



Eeeords of Fort St. George 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 1710 

Arrivil in India, present degree. 



Joseph Smart Provis 11 . Receiver 

& under Paymaster 
Thomas Cooke Register at the 

Sea Gate 
John Legg Register of the 

Mayors Court 
Jeremiah Whichcote 
Thomas Woodward under the 

Aecomptant 
Josiah Cooke under the Land 

Customer 
Alexander Bennett Steward ... 
John Mason Sub Sec 17 . 
Abel Langelier under y e Ae- 
comptant 
Thomas Gray under the Ware- 

housekeep r 
Edward Croke under D°. 
Humphry Holcombe 
Fleet Aynesworth ... 
John Emmerson under the 

Sec ry . ... 
William Harris 
John Morgan 
Thomas Wilford ... 
Simon Holcombe ... 
John Perry under the Sec 17 
Augustus Burton ... 
Richard Benyon 
George Wahup 
William Bowridge ... 
Henry Smith 
George Lewis 
Robert Jones 
Richard Chadsley 
Thomas Robson 
Francis Cooke 
John Cooke 



March 28 th 1702. [Jun. Merch.J 
Sept r . 9 th 1702 ... D°. 

Jan ry . 13 th 1708/9. Eactor 



Oct r . 6 th 1709 
July 6 th J 700 



July 18 th 1707 
Aug 4 . 3 d 1707 



Jan. 18 th 1708/9 



Feb ry 12 th 1708/9. 
Sept r . 18 th 1709 .. 

D°. 

D°. 

D°. 

D°. 

D°. 
Oct r . 21 8t . 1709 .. 

D°. 
July 6 1709 
July 11 1710 .., 

D°. 
Aug'. 2 d . L710 ... 



| Ministers. 
I Surgeons. 
> Assay Masters. 



D° 



Writer. 

D°. 
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[Salary.-) 

[30] 
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[...] 



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List of the R 1 . Hon* l *. Comp 18 . Servants in Fobt S\ David Anno 1710. 



Richard Earmer Esq 1 . m d . E.W. 
John Berlu m d . E.W. 
Richard Harrison m d . E.W. ... 
Philip Baker 
Matthew Weld 
Henry Cottrell 
Nath aniel Turner ... 
Joseph Houghton ... 
David Morton Surgeon 



Erancis Hastings Esq r . 
Robert Cranwell 
Thomas Faucet 
Richard Hor den 
Richard Smith 



Jam*. 18 th 1708/9. 

June 21 Bt "l701 .. 

June 16 th 1701 .. 

Jan ry . 18* 1708/9. 
D°. 

At Vizagapatam. 
June 16 th 1701 .. 



March 28 th 1702 
Oct'. 21 st 1709 



Dep ty Gov 1 
2 d Council 
3 d D°. 
4 th d°. 
5 th d°. 
6 th d°. 
Sec ry . ... 
Writer . . . 



Cheif ... 
2 d Council 
3 d D°. 
4 th D°. 
Writer ... 



100 
40 
40 
30 
30 
30 
5 
5 



o0 
5 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1710 



139 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 1710- 



A]nne Brabourn 
MJary Chardin 
Ajnne Foquet 
' ririe Wigmore 
Elizabeth Wrighte 
Elizabeth Caryl 
Margery Heathfeild 
[S]arah How 
[MJary Dubois 
Penelope Mead 
Cornelia Bugden 
Gratia Griffith 
[ . . .] Heaton 



[Wid]ows. 



Ingram 
all 

[ary Cooker 
[ . . .].al 
Elizabeth Holcombe 
Mary Kamsden 
Mary Laoy 
— Edwards 
Anne Hunt 
Jereonima Depoiva 
Rachel Abendana 
Prances Wal[k]er 



Young "Women unmarryd. 



Elizabeth Browne 
Grace Bach 
Mary Seaton 
Hannah Seaton 
Katherine Cross 
Eleanor [Atkinson] 
Mary Cotter 



Mary Gifford 
Esther How 
Margaret Hemming 
Mary Rogers 
Dulcibella Bear 
Prances Bear 



Freemen. 



John Meverell m d . E.W. 
Edward Fleetwood m d . E.W. 
Charles Boone 
Thomas Lovell 
William How m d . E.W. 
Armiger Gostlin m d . E.W, 
Abraham Pluymert m a . D.W. 
John Nicks 
Samuel Glover 
Thomas Plumbe m 
Edward Barkham 



Thomas Way m d . E.W. 
Simon Kilpatrick 
John Brough 
Henry Jolly 
Peter des Pomare 
Cap'. Francis Seaton 
James Sowdon 
John Mowbert 
Lewis Madera 
Joseph Abendana 
Joseph Hiller 



Sea faring men not constant inhabitants]. 



Henry Davenport m d . F.W. 
John Scattergood m d . E.W. 
George Heron m d . Georgian 
Osmond Beau voir 
John Davenport 
S'. John Bennett 
Charles Boddam 
Hildebrand Allington 
Samuell Hart m d . Casteez 
Edward Bell 
Arran Jones 
William Weld 
John Raworth 



Francis Molyneux 
Christopher Cradock m d . E.W. 
George Penrudoook 
John Cockroft m d . Casteez 
George Weoley m d . E.W. 
Maximilian Fleetwood m d . E.W. 
Edmund Ford m d . Musteez 
Thomas Harris m d . Casteez 
Thomas Gay wood m d . D°. 
Lawrence Parker 
William Ridgely m d . Portugueze. 
Peter Curgenven 
William Livesay 



140 



Records of Fort St. George 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 1710- 



Sea faring men not constant inhabitants] — cont. 



Thomas Meverell 

Thomas Sanders 

Benja. Henning m d . Casteez 

Samuel Butcher m d . Casteez 

Thomas Morris 

Edward Jones 

Abraham Bennett 

Josias Berners m d . E.W. 

Timothy Wittewronge 

Elihu Trenehfeild 

William Wathen m d . Casteez 

John Oldham 

Thomas Gerrard 

Thomas Parker 

John Curgenven 

Abraham Dawes 

John Jones m d . E.W. 

Charles Dela Force m . E.W. 



Peter Wallraven m rt . EW. 

Robert Heriot m d . E.W. 

Robert Barefoot 

Peter Griffith 

James Collinson m d . EW. 

Matthew Wood m d . Casteez 

Michael Gray 

John Powney m d . Musteez. 

William Warren 

Thomas Punt 

William Franks 

Edmund Bugden m d . Casteez 

Henry Griffith m d . D°. 

John Pontanell m d . D°. 

Charles Hopkins, m . D°. 

Thomas Greenhaugh m d . E.W 

Thomas Walton. 

Richard Smith. 





INDEX 




A 






PAGE 




PAGE 


Ballasore 


47, 113 


Abdull Caudir 


36 


Ballasore (sloop) 


13, 14, 34, 106 


Abdull Fuzzil, Mulla 


47,99, 115,116 


Banjarr . . . . 


6 


[Mirza Abul Fuzzil, 
Abul Fuzzil, Abul 




Bantall 


8, 95, 101, 102, 123 




Baptista, John 


86 


Fuzzal]. 




Barefoot, Robert 


140 


Abendana, Joseph 


139 


Barkham, Edward . . 


21, 139 


Abendana, Rachel 


139 


Barrow, Capt. 


45, 60, 104, 106 


Abingdon 


9, 53, 62, 64 


Batavia 


4, 11, 44, 65, 66, 93, 


Abul Fuzzil [Abul 


see Abdull Fuzzil. 




95, 104, 124, 127, 


Fuzzal]. 






132 


Acheen [Atcheen] . . 


15,40,57 


Bauker Beeg 


26 


Addams, Mr. 


71 


Bay, the 


69,71, 73, 75, 77, 


Addison, Gulston 


9, 48, 88, 95, 122, 




81-83,86,91,93 




125 


Bear, Dulcibella 


139 


Adventure (brigantine 


48, 130 


Bear, Frances 


139 


or sloop). 




Beauvoir, Osmond . . 


46, 139 


Aga Jaffar 


40 


Bell, Edward 


139 


Aga Mookeem [Aga 


47, 52, 59, 73, 82, 83, 


Bencoolen 


8, 40, 41, 44, 94, 95, 


Mokeem, Aga Moo- 


96, 97, 115, 116 




101, 110, 127, 136 


keen, Agha Mahomud 




Bendall, Mr. 


119, 126 


Mukheem, Aga 
Mahomud Maekeem, 




Bengali [Bengal] 


1,6—9, 12, 13,' 15, 
16 19, 21 23 24 


Aga Mahomud 

Muckheem]. 






32—36, 40,' 41 j 
45—48, 50, 52, 
53, 55—61, 63 
66—75, 77 78 
82—84, 86, 90— 
93, 97—107, 113 
335, 117, 118 
121—124, 126— 
3 28,130, 131,134 
135 


Allee Madud 
Allemuddee Cawne . . 


68 
54 




Allie (sloop) 


33, 55 




Allington, Hildebrand. 

Alouda Beeg 

Ananterauze 

Ancona 

Andee Perreoun 


139 

47 

126, 127 

65 

35 




Andemans, the 


6 


Benjamin 


Andre ws, Hans 


59 


39 


Anjengo 
Arcot [Arcott] 


9, 41, 42, 57, 95, 102, 

104, 107, 134, 135 

49, 50, 55, 59, 104, 

110 

36, 61, 68, 71 

50, 51, 54 


Bennett, Abraham . . 
Bennett, Alexander . . 
Bennett, St [?] John. . 
Benyon, Richard . . 


140 

64, 138 

139 

138 


Arlond, Edward 
Assid Cawne 


Berlu, John 

Bernard, Myn Heer 

Daniel. 
Berners, Josias 
Beswar [Beswarr] 
Biackboy 
Bleak, Peter 
Boddam, Charles 
Bombay 


15, 69, 138 

104 


Atcheen 


fee Acheen 




[Atkinson], Eleanor. . 
Atkinson, Robert 


139 
16, 34, 57, 128 


140 
93, 103, 111, 112 


Aureng Zeb [Orem 

Zeb]. 
Aynesworth, Fleet . . 


54, 79 
43, 138 


42 

37 

4, 11, 102, 139 


Azeem Ulshan Bahau- 


see Azemoodeen. 


8, 9, 40—43, 45, 53, 


dir [Azeem Ulshae 






55, 59, 102, 104, 


in Bahawdir]. 






107, 119, 126. 


Azemoodeen [Azeem 


83, 84, 90, 95, 117 


Bomrapau \_Bomre- 


36, 91 


Qlshan Bahaudir, 




pffttj. 




Azeem Ulshae in 




Bonkelo, Thomas 


42 


Bahawdir] . 




Boomer, Robert 


42 


B 

Bach, Grace 




Boone, Charles 


60, 61, 139 


139 


Honlton, Richard 
Bowridge, William .. 


80 

138 

139 

3,29 

92 


Baker, Philip 
Balaam, John 
BaUa Chitty 


15, 29, 69, 138 
108 
122 


Brabourn, [A]nne . . 

Bridges, Mr 

Brookes. Edward 



1710—36 



142 


INDEX 






PAGE 




PAGE 


Brough, John 


139 


Cockroft, Jobn 


40, 44, 47, 139 


Brown, Dr. 


76 


Cododaut 


58 


Browne, Elizabeth 


139 


Cojah Awannes 


11, 55 


Bryant, Humphry 


79, 102 


Cojah Hamud 


47, 59 


Bugden, Cornelia 


189 


Cojah Saffur 


7,8 


Bugden, Edmund 


140 


Collinson, James 


68, 70-72, 140 


Bugden, Mr. 


71 


Oolloway Chitty 


. 2, 39, 56, 80, 108, 


Bulkley, (Dr.) Edward. 


1-3,5-7,9-27,29-31, 




111,115,122,129, 




33-40, 42, 44-46, 




130, 135 




48-50, 53,55-70, 


Comely 


17 




72, 73, 75-83, 


Comini, Joharmi Caie- 65 




85—90, 92-95, 97, 


tano. 






98, 101, 102, 104- 


Concord 


.. 9, 24, 29, 36, 61, 




107,109-113,115, 




70-72, 122 




117-124,127-131, 


Condovate 


75 




133, 134, 136, 


Coningesby, Ferdi- 3, 62-64' 




137 


nando. 




Bulteel, John 


29, 69 


Cooke, Francis 


12, 21, 138 


Burrish, George Luke. 


132, 136 


Cooke, John . . 


12, 138 


Burton, Augustus . . 


138 


Cooke, Josiah 


3, 138 


Burtwell, William . . 


42 


Cooke, Thomas 


3, 138 


Butcher, Samuel 


40, 47, 66, 140 


Cooker, Mary 


139 






Corbet, Benjamin 


86 


c 




Cornapa Chitty 


37 


Caesar, Moris. 

Calcutta 

Caliuga 


86 

47, 97, 101, 122 

88, 104 


Cornatta [Cornattah 


63, 90, 99 


Cornwall [Cornewall], 94, 101, 122, 124, 

Henry. 130, 131 

Correen .... 52 


Callicutt 

Calvert, Mr 

Campbell, Hugh 
Canton 
Cape, the 

Carle ton \ Carlton] (fri- 
gate). 


95 
71 

82 


Cotter, Mary . . 
Cottrell, Henry 
Courtney, Hercules 


139 

69, 134, 138 

26, 32, 88, 89 


29, 44 

72, 117, 122 

9,40-45,62, 65,66, 

69, 72, 123 


Coventry , William 
Cradock, Christopher 
Cragg, Capt. . . 
Cranwell, Robert 


78, 91 

52, 60, 107, 139 

68, 72 

138 


Carter, (ensign) 


92 


Crofts, Michael 


3 


Carwarr 


9 


Croke, Edward 


64. 138 


Caryl, Elizabeth 
Castelli, Don Michaell. 


139 

8 


Crompton, Marma- 121 


Cawrferee 


66 


Cross Katherine 


139 


Cawne Bahaudir 


37, 50, 51, 53, 54, 58, 


Cross, Mr. 


41, 132, 136 


[Cawne Bahawdir, 
Zulphaker Cawne, 
Zulpaker Cawne]. 


59, 62, 63 


Cuddalore 


7, 8, 26, 29, 113 




Cuddapa 
Culliford Richard 


39, 51, 55 
. . 64 


Cawne Bux [Mahomud 
Cawne Bux]. 


50, 51, 54 


Curgenven, John 


140 




Curgenven, Peter 


56, 57, 139 


Ceylon [Zeloan] 


42, 43, 122 


Cuttevauca 


54 


Chads] ey, Richard . . 


76, 138 






Chardin, [M]ary 


139 






Charlton 


4, 10,11,34,36,105, 




D 




107 


Dackneroy 


59 


Chellumbrum 


110, 119 


Dalglaish, Capt. 


107 


Chickacull [Chiccacull, 
Chiecicull]. 


47,116 


Darea Douiet (sloop) 


39 




Dasheroone 


84 


China 


9, 23, 29, 44, 47, 50, 


Davenport, Henry 


8, 9, 18, 26, 43, 45, 




52,57,71,73,88 




46, 52, 64, 88, 139 


Chindadre 


26, 80 


Davenport, John 


48, 139 


Chingee . . 


54, 81, 110, 114, 121, 


Dawes, Abraham 


140 




135 


De Algaveria, Antonio 7 


Chinna Chindadre, 


65,75 


Soares [Antonio 


[Chinne Chindadre]. 




Soares]. 




Chinnapatam 


47, 90, 96, 116 


Deane, William 


41, 49, 56, 132, 136 


Chitty, Benjamin 


7,8,71 


De Costa, Manuel 


53 


Ohoromandell, the Coast 


1, 8, 20, 44, 69, 89, 


De Costa Nova, Anto- 1 3 


of. 


90, 101, 109, 137. 


nio. 




Clarici, Don John 


8 


De Cruz, Thome 


59 


Cloes, Andrew 


23 


De Fareira, Matheus 


46 


Coast, the — see Choro- 




De Fonsac, Manuel 


59 


mandell, Coast of. 




De la Force, Charles 


140 



143 



De Legroy [De La 

Groy], Peter. 
Delia " Valle, Don 

William. 
De Morton 
De Moses Franco 

Abraham. 
De Paiva, Francis . 
Depoiva, Jereonima . 
De Rosairo, Andrew . 
De Piosairo, John 
De Rosairo, Lewis 
De Saa, Padre 
Des Bouverie 



Des Pomare, Peter . . 

Dickson, Andrew 

Di Costa, Padre Don 

Simon. 

Diego 

Dilly 

Discher, Lawrence 
Dispatch (gaily) 
Dixon, Patrick 
Dolben. . 

Dolben. Mr 

Douglass, William . . 
Dowed Cawne [Dowd 

Cawne] 



PAGE 

103, 109 



68, 71 



Duan, the — see Sada- 

tulla Cawne, Duan. 
Dubois, [M]ary 
Duttary, George 
Dutton, Thomas 



East Indies, the 
Edwards, [Mrs.] 
Egmore 

Eleanor \Eleanaf\ 
Elisha, Antonio 
Elizabeth 

Elizabeth (brigantine). 
Emaum Cooly 
Emmerson, John 
Empson, Matthew 
Empson, Mrs. Eliza- 
beth. 
Endeavour (sloop) 
England 



Erlepaw [Errlepaw, 

Erlepa.] 
Essex 

Ettricke [Ettrick], Mr. 
Eugene \Euegene~\ 
Europe 



Europe 



Evance, St. Stephen 
Evans, Daniel 



65 

139 

32 

53, 66 

53 

26 

70—72, 75, 78, 

80—83, 122, 125, 

131. 

139 

46 

7, 8 

27, 35 

117 

87 

130 

91 

40—42, 47 

83, 84 

1 

4,13,18,37,50,51, 

54, 55, 60, 63, 94, 

104, 120. 



108 
91 



15,16, 111 

139 

49, 50, 54, 56, 60, 

89, 105. 

31, 45 

62 

40, 47 

46, 55 

54 

138 

49 

49 

66, 104 

6, 19, 29, 44, 62, 64, 

66, 67, 70, 72, 73, 

75, 79, 81, 100, 

111,115, 118,131, 

133 

35, 43, 58, 70, 82, 94^ 

107, 115, 125. 

19,33 

3, 25, 108 

45, 60, 104, 106 

79-81, 83-86, 

97, 98, 102. 

2, 4, 5, 9, 14, 42, 44, 

63, 100, 128, 131, 

137 

135 

22 



Fanning, Christopher. 
Farmer, Richard 
Faucet [Faucett], 

Thomas. 



Faunce, Duke. . 
Fawkener, Mrs. Eliza- 
beth 
Fleetwood, Edward . . 

Fleetwood, Maximilian. 
Foquet, [A]nne 
Ford, Edmund 
Forez, Francisco — see 

Jores, Fransisco. 
Fort, the— see Fort St. 

George. 
Fort St. David 



Fort St. George 



Fort William 
France 

Franks, William 
Fraser, William 



Frederick 



Frederick, Thomas . . 



Freeman, John 
Freindship (ketch) 



5,6 

15, 69, 76, 138 

53, 64, 78, 84, 86, 93, 

•97, 98, 105, 109, 

111, 112,117—122, 

124, 127, 130, 131, 

134, 135, 138. 

3, 29, 45 

1 

9, 15, 18, 43, 45, 48, 

52, 139 

139 

139 

139 



2—16, 18—24, 26, 

29, 31—34, 36, 37, 

39,43,45,58-61, 

65—69, 71, 75— 

8.4, 86—89, 92, 94, 

98, 101, 102 

104—115, 118— 12l' 

123—125, 128— 

■ 130,133—135,138. 

2, 4—6, 8, 12, 14 

. 20,21, 25, 27, 28' 

31, 34, 42, 44, 45 

51, 52, 54, 56—58 

63, 67, 68, 71, 75, 

82, 85, 89, 90, 95, 

99, 109, 127, 130 

132—134, 136, 137 

71 

100 

140 

1—3, 5—10, 12—31, 

33, 34, 36—40, 

42— 4tf, 48—50, 

52—70, 72, 73, 

75—80, 82, 83, 

85—90, 92—95, 97, 

98, 101, 102, 104— 

107,109-113,115, 

117—124, 127— 

134, 136, 137. 

4—6, 9, 14, 18—20, 

22, 24, 26, 43, 66, 

78, 122—125, 128, 

131, 133, 134. 

1—3, 5^7, 9, 10, 

12—27, 29—31, 

33—40, 42, 44—46, 

48-50, 52, 53, 

55-70,72,73, 

75—80, 82, 83, 

85—90, 92—95, 

97, 98, 101—115 

117—124, 127—131 

133—137 

103, 106 



4,65 



Fuckerla Cawne 



Fullerton, Alexander. 
Funnel!, Oapt. 



Gale, Wingate 

Gallee 

G-anjam 

Ganjmn (gaily) 

Gardiner [Gardner], 

Thomas. 
Gayer, Sir John 
Gaywood, Thomas . . 
Geah Late lime 
Gerrard, Thomas 
Gifford, Mary 
Gilbert 

Glessell, Robert 
Glover, Samuel 
Goa 

Golcondah 
Golcondah 



Golden Lyon . . 
Goldsmith, Capt. 
Gomez, Dennis 
Good Luck 
Goodman, Samuel 
Gostlin, Armiger 
Govindaus 
Gray, Michael 
Gray, Thomas 
Great Bassias 
Greenhaugh, Thomas 
Greyhound 
Griffin, Richard 
Griffith, Gratia 
Griffith, Henry 
Griffith, Peter 
Gruapa 



Gulamaumum 
Gulston Gaily 



Habit) Cawne 
Hajee Cajum 
Hall, Joseph 
Hall, Stephen 
Eallifax 



Hamet Cawne 
Hamilton, Alexander, 
Hannover 
Harnet, Capt. 
Harriot 

Harris, Thomas 
Harris, William 
Harrison, Edward 



PAGE 

16, 17, 20, 23, 32, 

36, 48, 73, 74, 78, 

84, 88, 104, 108, 

126, 127, 129 

91 

47, 104, 106 



42 

66, 68, 117, 118 

11, 104 

32 

19,40 

119 

89, 139 

36, 52, 57 

140 

139 

68,72 

6 

139 

8, 46, 47 

53 

16, 47, 60, 98—100, 

104, 111—116, 

120, 127, 135 

53,57 

66 

106 

6 

117, 118 

139 

79 

140 

64, 138 

42 

36, 140 

66 

10, 34, 36, 105, 107 

139 

11, 15, 140 

140 

11,32,39,50,65,78, 

90, 104, 111, 122, 

136 

58 

93, 121, 122 



48, 84, 88, 126 

99 

81 

81 

1,6,8, 9, 14, 19,40, 

41,43—45, 48,50, 

52, 56, 73, 87, 88. 

16,17 

6, 83, 93 

52, 102 

18 

57, 107 

139 

138 

2—6, 135 



Harrison, Jeremiah 



Harrison, Richard . 
Hart, Samuel [Samu 

ell]. 
Harvey, John 
Hastings, Francis 

Heathcote 

Heathfeild, Margery 
Heaton, [Mrs] 
Hebert, Sir Andrew 
Hedges, Mr. 
Hemming, Margaret 
Henning, Benjamin 
Heriot, Robert 
Heme 

Heron, George 
Higginson, (Governor 
Hill, Richard 
Hiller, Joseph 
Hobbs, Benjamin 
Hodjee Callaballe 
Hodjee Ebrahim 
Hofman, Leints 
Holcombe, Elizabeth 
Holcombe, Humphry 
Holcombe, Mr. 



Holcombe, Simon 
Holmes, Thomas 
Hopkins, Charles 

Horden, Richard 
Houghton, Joseph 
How, Capt. 
How, Esther 
How, James 
How, [S]arah 
How, William 
Hoyle, Mr. . . 
Hudson, Henry 
Hugly [Hughly] 



Hugonin, Capt. 
Hunt, Anne . . 
Hunt, Richard 



Hussein 



Ignace, Capt. 

India 

Ingoldsby, Patrick . . 



page 

1—3, 5—7, 9, 10, . 

L2 —26, 43, 94, 95, 

97, 98, 101, 102, 

106—108,110,112, 

113, 124, 125, 131, 

133, 134, 136 

15, 69, 138 

53, 139 

107 

16, 17, 36, 39, 127, 

138 

10, 12, 27, 74, 80, 82, 

86,88 

139 

139 

103 

71 

139 

56, 126, 129, 140 

140 

19 

139 

8 

5,6 

18, 139 

38 

34 

29,45 

129 

139 

138 

16, 17, 20, 32, 36, 

48,74,78, 84,88, 

126, 127, 129 

77, 138 

132, 136 

11, 101, 103, 123, 

125, 128, 140 

138 

138 

18 

139 

87 

139 

139 

41, 132 

2, 40, 44, 50, 52 

32, 47, 48, 84, 95— 

97, 99, 100,112, 

115—118 

60,81 

139 

1—3, 5—7, 9—27, 

29—31. 33—42, 

44—46, 48—50, 53, 

55-70,72,73,75- 

80, 82, 83, 85—90, 

92—95, 97, 98, 101 

102, 104-115, 

117—124, 128—1*1, 

133—137 

21, 49, 86 



31,45 

24, 122, 137 

24 



U5 



Ingram, [Mrs.] 

Isuph Oawne — see 

Mahomud Isuph 

Cawne 



PAGE 

139 



Jacobs, Andrew 

tam [Jafna- 

m] 

_ William 
Jennings, William . . 



Jevoyhee Oawne 
John Sf Elizabeth 
John Lewis . . 
Johnson, Charles 
Johnson, John 
Johnson, Noah 
Johnson, William 
Jolly, Henry 
Jones, Arran 
Jones, Edward 
Jones, John 
Jones, Robert 
Jores, Pransisco 
[Francisco Porez 
Josiah 
Jow Muddelaree 



Junck Ceylone [Junck 
Ceylon, Junk Ceylon] 



94, 95, 97, 98, 101, 

. 102, 106, 112, 113 

80 

1—3, 5—7, 9—27, 

29 — 31, 33, 34, 

36—40, 42, 44—46, 

48—50, 53, 55—70, 

72, 73, 75 — 90, 

92_95, 97, 98, 

101—107,109—115, 

117—125, 128,130, 

131, 133, 134, 136, 

137 

55 

83,93 

55,61 

46 

68, 70, 71 

18 

70 

139 

139 

104, 140 

65, 66, 75, 123, 140 

21, 123, 125, 134, 138 

23,45 

57, 66, 99 
19 
28, 127, 129 
6, 89, 120 



Keble, Capt. 


45,55 


Kent 


1—6, 9, 10, 18, 19 


Kiffin, Mr. 


135 


Kilpatrick, Simon 


37, 107, 139 


King William (gaily). ■ ■ 


67—69, 122 


Kistna : z 


17 


Kistnama, Pouncala . . 


35 


Kittee Narran [Kitty . „ 


23, 86, 52, 128 


Narran] 




L 




Lacy, Mary 


139 


Ladman, Capt. 


47,60 


Langelier, Abel . . " 


135,137, 138 


Lapthorne, James . . 


19,33 


Latchmiah Puttee . . 


102 


Lawrence [Lorenzo], 


53, 56, 57 


Jacob. 




Legg, John 


67, 138 


Legroy [La Grroy], 




Peter De — see De 




Legroy, Peter. 




Leong, Domingo 


11 


Lesley, Capt. .... 


53,63 


Lewis, Greorge 


15, 18, 21, 135, 138 


1710—37 





Lingana, Cunsum 

Litchfeild 

Livesay, William 
London 

Lopez, Manuell 
Lopez, Pedro 
Love, Edward 
Lovell, Thomas 
Loyall Bliss 
LoyaU Cooke 
Lungum bauc 

gumbaue] 
Lytton, Greorge 



[Lon- 



Macao 

Madauna Satb (sloop). 

Maddapollam 

Maddapollam 

Maddapollam Yatch . . 
Madera, Lewis 
Madera Pilla 
Madrass [Madras] . . 



Maggee, Greorge 
Mahmud Tackee 
Mahomudee 

Mahomud Hussain . . 
Mahomud Isuph • 

Cawne. 
Mahomud Jaffar 
Mahomud Salaubeeg. . 
Mahomud Tyhire 
Malabar, the Coast of 

[Malabar Coast]. 
Malacca 

Malacca, Streights of. . 
■Man, Edward . . 

Manilha 

Manning, Mr 
Maremaid 
Maria (sloop) 
Marlborough 
Marrepa.w 
Martelli, Don 
Martin, William 



Joseph. 



Mary 

Mashfe Laumenee 

iMasha Laumenee]. 
Mason, John 
Matthews, St. Gfeorge .. 
Mead 

Mead, Matthew 
Mead, Penelope 
Meer Cossim 



PAGE 

40, 135, 137 

139 

15, 16, 40, 126, 135 

70 

53 

66, 104 

135, 139 

9, 19, 48, 118, 131 

71 

39, 54 

40—43, 45, 72 



23,45 

113,118 

91 

75 

48, 76, 89, 105, 112 

25, 139 

65 

8, 21, 39, 42, 51, 

55,57,79,92,118, 

127, 128, 133 

98 

68 

45 

65 

99, 104, 111, 113, 

116, 118, 120 

31 

47 

39- 

10, 34, 107, 118 

44, 89, 102 

44 

20,27 

23, 25, 26, 66, 

68,72 

1 

77,91 

47 

29,35 

ioa 

8 

1—3, 5—7, 9, 10 

12-27,29—31, 33 

34, 36—40, 42, 44— 

46,48—50, 53,55 — 

64, 66—70, 72, 73, 

75—90, 92—95, 97 

98, 101, 102, 104— 

115,117—121,123— 

125, 127—131, 133, 

134, 136,137 

6 

37, 72 

138 
70 
123 
126 
139 
21 



Meer Mahomud Eeza., 
Meera Madud. . 
Meera Mahomud 
Meersufdar 
Meian Cawne 
Melique, Lewis 
Mergee [Mergy] 
Metchlepatam 



Meverell, John 

Meverell, Thomas 

Miller, William 

Milton, Padre Don 
John Baptista 

Mirza Abul Fuzzil — 
see Abdull Fuzzil, 
Mulla. 

Mirza Mahomud Yar- 
beague [Mirza Ma- 
homud Tarbeeg] . . 

Mirza Mahomud 

Zamau [Mirza Ma- 
homud Zemaun] . . 

Mollim 

Molyneux, Francis . . 

Mooro Pundet [Moroo 
Puntuloo] 

Mootombi 

Moraudoo Mar Cawne.. 

Morgan, John . . 

Morning Starr 

Morris, Thomas . . 

Morton, David 
Mosa Sesa 

Mount, the — see St. 
Thomas's Mount, 



115 
26, 83, 89 
26 
99 
79 
7, 37, 107 
6,100 
7, 15, 16, 22—25, 32, 
34, 41, 45-47, 53, 
58,60—62, 66,73— 
75, 78, 79, 81—84, 
86, 90, 93, 97—100, 
103, 105, 109, lll- 
HS, 115—122, \%4, 
127, 128, 130, 131, 
134, 135 
119, 139 
57, 140 
42 



93, 100 



47, 116 

67 

60, 139 

55,59 

81 

113 

36, 46, 47, 58, 59 

104, 106 

39, 140 

138 

49 



Mountague, Edmun 


d.. ]3— 15, 76,86—90, 




92- 


-95, 97, 98, 101 




102, 


104—107, 109— 
113, 115, 117— 




12£ 


, 127—131, 133, 
134, 136, 137 


Mowbert, John 




189 


Murray, David 




73,76 


Muzzadeen 


N 


51 


Narrain 




74 


Narso, Ponagettee 


. . 


16, 27, 28, 35 


Nathaniel 




66, 136 


Navaroo Saudoo 




26 


Negapatam . „ 


.. 19,87,89,91,92,94, 




95, 


97, 101, 104, 
111, 134 


Negus, Capt. . . 




66, 125 


New George . . 




9 


Newnam, Charles 




55,59, 60 


Nieeobars, the 


.. 


6 



Nicks, John . 
Noden, Philip 



PAGE 

139 
7, 15, 16, 22-25, 32, 
34, 41, 45—47, 53, 
58, 60—62, 66, 78, 
82, 83, 86, 93, 97, 
98, 105, 109, 111, 
112, 117—120, 122, 
124, 128, 130, 131, 
134, 135 



Nogare, Antonio 
Northumberland 
Nos Senr. de 

\_Nos Senra. de Fama'], 
Nowarjee 
Nunis, Augustine 



Occonooree Royle . . 

Oldham, John 

Orem Zeb— see Aureng 

Zeb. 
Orixa [Oudeisa] 
Ou.dee 
Oudeisa — see Orixa . . 



Pacheca, Aaron 

Pagoose 

Pangran Raja Mooda. 

Varashauee — see Patta 

shauee. 
Pareira, Domingo 
Parker, Lawrence 
Parker, Thomas 
Pasquall 
Patavia Alahee 
Pattashauee [Para- 

shauee ?]. 
Pattle, Mr. . . 
Paubperie, John 
Paupia 

Peacock, Eustace 
Peddepollee . . 
Peerow, Antonio 



17 
136 

23,45 

49, 50, 59 

46 



34 
140 



47, 90, 99 

82 



Peirson, Edward 

Penrudoock, George 

Perry, John . . 

Perserom 

Persia 

Persiwaca 

Phautee Mahomud 

Phcenix 

Phrip, Eichard 



Phrip, (Super Vizor or 

Deputy Govr.). 
Picket, James. . 
Pillar Chitty 
Pinnell, Eichard 
Pitt, Thomas 



71 
36 
123 



50 



34 



29,45 

71 

53 

95 

2, 3, 5, 6, 12—15 

47 

11 

4, 36, 37, 40, 47, 91 

97, 99, 100 

135 

139 

138 

59 

29, 68, 77, 83, 93 

54 

79 

135 

2, 3, 6, 19, 24—26, 95, 

101, 122—125, 128, 

132—134, 136 

123, 131 
76 
35 

66—68, 77, 86 

7, 8, 19, 28, 34, 53, 

57, 74, 108, 115. 130 



Pitts, Henry 
Plumbe, Thomas 
Pluymert, Abraham . 
Point Pedro 
Poirier, Gabriel 
Pois, Mary 
Pollimullee 

mullee]. 
Pondichery 



PAGE 

42 

16, 123, 128, 139 

139 

94, 101 

57,91 

35 



[Pulli- 



3—6, 



50, 51, 54, 63 
9,12—15,21, 
92, 95, 100, 
103, 104, 117 
140 
114, 119 
94 
140 
11, 101,-103, 106, 
112, 119, 125, 132, 136 
38, 65, 76, 89, 105, 
112, 119, 120, 130 



Pontanell, John 
Porto Novo . . 
Posuph, George 
Powney, John 
President 

Priaman 

Princess Sophia Red- 

rigg [Sophia Hed- 

wik Princess Sophia 

Heiwig~\ .. .. 53, 57, 93, 101 

Proby, Mr 119,126 

Pullicat . . . . 8, 25, 47, 66, 67, 94, 

110, 120 
Pullimullee — see Pollimullee. 
Pant, Thomas . . 140 

Py[e]row . . . . 127 



Quedah [Queda] 
Qusen 



Rackan [Raccan] 
Rajamauhendrum 
Rama Chundra Voggee 
Ramadu, Pauealla 

[Paueallia] 
RamaNaigue.. 
Ramazalu 
Rammesore 
Ramsden, Mary 
Raoul, Monsr. 
Raworth, John 
Raworth, Robert 



Raymond, Hugh 

Razauee 

Reay (ensign) 

Rebecca 

Recovery 

Riberra, Andrew 

Ridgely, William 

Ridley, Matthew 

Riseing Sun (smack) 

IRismg Sun (sloop)] 11, 12, 17, 20, 21, 30, 
32, 126 
1710—38 



), 80, 89 
81 



39, 100 
75 

55 

35,62 

121, 128 



103 

139 
1—3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12— 
16, 18—27, 29—31, 
33,34,36—42,44-46, 
48—50, 52, 53, 55—67, 
69, 70, 72, 73, 75—90, 
92—95, 97, 98, 101, 
102, 104—107, 109— 
115, 117—125, 127— 
131, 133, 134, 137 
83 
31 
60 
61 
19, 120 
70 
139 



Roaoh, John 

Roberts, Gabriell 

[Gabriel] 
Robson, Thomas 
Rogers, Edward 
Rogers, Mary 
Rogue's River 
Rosairo 

Rosairo, Augustin . . 
Rudge, John . . 
Russell, Mr 



26, 32, 67, 91 

69, 134 

76, 138 

42 

139 

19 

36 

11 

64, 137 

71 



Sadatulla 
Duan 



Cawne, 



49, 51, 53, 55, 59, 

62—65, 73, 104, 110, 

119 



St. Antonio (ketch or 

sloop). 
S f . George . . . , 

St. Johannes . . 
S'. Juan 
S*. Malo 
St. Pedro (brigantine 

or sloop). 
S>. Pedro 8f Paub 

(sloop). 
St. Thoma 
S*. Thoma 

S*. Thomas's Mount 
[S*. Thomas's Great 
Mount, the Mount]. 

Sanders, Thomas 
S ta . Cruce 
Sarah 8f Esther 
Sautungudda 
Scarlett, John 
Scattergood, John 
Scipio 

Seaton, Francis 
Seaton, Hannah 
Seaton, Mary 
Sen r . Monte [Sen*. 

Monte'] 
Serapa [Surapa] 
Serope Sing . . 
Serra, Josuah Gomes 
Shaalem [Shaw Allum, 

Shahaalam, Sha- 

lim] 
Sheik 

Sheik Cauyeem 
Sheik Gossim 
Sheldon, Mr. 
Sherborne [Sherbourne~\ 

Sheva Naigue Reddeee 

Sibamud 

Stngarya 

Skinefle, Richard 



45,63 

117, 118 

9 

23,68 

12, 15, 100 

45,63 

21,36 

66, 86 

4, 7, 8, 39, 40, 47, 

54, 109 



17, 13, 94, 110, 112, 

119, 121 

46, 55, 93, 140 

26,66 

• ' 104, 107 

54 

129 

60, 61, 139 

132, 136 

139 

139 

139 

13,16 

16, 27-29, 47 

81, 110, 114, 121 

68, 71 



3, 54, 90, 95, 96 
4,55 
109 
31 
71 
3, 101, 122 
135 



95, 



81 

109 

91 

110, 111, 123—125 

127, 131, 133 

134, 136 



148 



Smart, Joseph 
Smith, Henry 
Smith, Eichard 
Somana [Somona] 
Somers 

Somerville, Robert . . 
Sophia, Hedwik — see 

Princess Sophia 

Hedrigg. 
Sowdon, James 
Steelant, Van, (Govr.), 
Stibbs, Eichard 

Stokes, Mr 

Stretham 

Sumatra 

Sanca Eama 

Sunderadaus 

Surat 



IS- 



*] 



Syam . . 
Sylvan \_Sylvah] 
Symmes, David 



3, 138 

138 

18, 138, 140 

11 

2 4—6, 9, 10, 12, 

14—16, 18, 19 

91 



139 

104 

120 

122 

19 

24, 42, 44, 89, 110 

11, 34, 111, 121, 122 

110 

9, 31, 40, 42, 47, 52, 

57,63, 107, 109, 

118, 119, 126 

66—70, 

72, 73, 75, 77, 80— 

82, 86, 88, 92, 93, 

102, 125, 126, 131 

65, 100 

47,60 

91 



Tandore 

Tankee Savaue 

Tankerville 

Tayten, James 

Tellichery 

Tenassery 

Tevenapatam . . 

Theador[a] ... 

Chomas 

Tivera, Bartholomew. 

Tonqueen 

Tonqueen Merchant . . 

Tourville, George 

Trenchfeild, Elihu . . 

Trineamallay 

Trincombarr [Trin- 
combar, Tranqam- 
barr] .. ..10, 

48, 

Trippasore 

Trivitore [Trutore] . . 
Trivitore 

Turner, Nathaniel 
Tutocareen [Tuto- 

coreen] 



Vandame, Andrew . . 

Varsalavada 

Vernie, Eewe 

Verosedaus 

Vincatty Chitty [Vin- 
kattee Chittee, Vin- 
cattee Chitty, Vin- 
catty Cbittee] 



54 
31 

55, 59, 60, 81 

84 

41 

31,49 

7,8 

118 

45 

17 

36 

36,89 

16 

140 

94 



13, 32, 34, 45, 47. 

52, 53, 55, 57, 60, 

71, 87, 92. 

51,54 

39, 50, 51, 54, 59 

25 

129, 138 



Vincatty Kistna . . 

Vincatty Narran, Ippe- 
guntee. 

Vincatty Puttee [Vin- 
catty Putty]. 

Vinga Naigue [Venga 
Naigue] 

Vinkattee Chittee — see 
Vincatty Chitty . . 
Vinkattee Latchme 



PAGE 

81 



35 
27,28 



13,19,26,32,37,45, 

67 



23 
7, 11, 12, 16-18, 20, 
21, 23, 30, 32-34, 
36, 38, 39, 45, 47, 48, 
53, 58, 65, 66, 73, 74, 
"6, 78, 84, 86—89, 93, 
97, 101, 102, 104- 
108, 112, 113, 119, 
120, 124, 126, 129- 
131, 133, 135, 138 



W 



Wahup, George 
Waldore 

Wal[k]er, Frances 
Wallraven, Peter 
Walton, Thomas 
Warner, Thomas 
Warre, William 



Warren, William 

Wathen, William 

Wattley, William . . 

Wattly, John 

Watts, (Governor) . . 

Way, Thomas 

Weld, Matthew [Mat- 
hew] 

Weld, William 

Wellden [Weltden?] 
Anthony 

Weoley, George 

West Coast 



135 



39, 56, 108, 115, 
122, 129, 130, 135 



Westmoreland 
Westoby, John 
Whichcote, Jeremiah. 
White Raven [Wliite- 
raven] . . . . 

Wigmore, Anne 
Wilcox, George 
Wilford, Thomas . . 
William 

Williamson, John 
Williboorte, Mrs. Lucy. 



60 

139 

140 

29, 44, 140 

132 

1—3, 5—7, 9, 10, 

12-27, 29-31, 33, 34 

36-40, 42, 44—46, 

48-50, 53, 55—70, 72, 

73, 75—80, 82, 83, 

85—90, 92—95, 97, 

98,101, 102, 104— 

107, 109—113, 115, 

117—124, 127—131, 

133—137 

80, 140 

140 

1 

107 

8 

139 

15, 29, 69, 138 
57, 139 

67, 71, 73, 101, 122 

139 

3, 6, 7, 16, 20, 22, 

24—26, 41—44, 62, 

, 69, 94, 102, 108, 110, 

112, 119, 122, 123, 

131, 134 

6, 44, 66 

31 

138 

19,40 

139 

48 

138 

45,55 

24 

12 



149 



Wilson, Rowland 
Winchurst, William 
Winter, Nehemiah . , 
Wittewronge, Timo- 
thy 
Wood, Matthew 
Woodcore 

Woodward, Thomas 
Woolley, Thomas 
Wright, Matruin 
Wright, Thomas 
Wrighte, Elizabeth 
Wyat, Capt. . . 
Wyche, Mr. . . 
Wynn, Robert 



Tale, Blihu 
Yale, John 
Yalch 



PAGE 


2S 


,24 




42 


67 


,68 




140 


45, 


140 




42 


77, 


138 




1 




42 




131 




139 


77, 9 i 


119, 


126 




52 




135 




54 


60, 


119 



Teavellapa 

lapah] 
Tellore 
York Fort 



[Yeavel- 



Youngblood, Peter 



4, 39, 50, 51, 54, 55 

9 

24—26, 43, 44, 48, 

55, 56, 65, 66, 72, 

101, 102, 110, 111, 

113, 123—125, 127, 

131 

17 



Z 



Zeloan See-see Ceylon. 
Zoudee Cawne [Zou- 
dee Cawn] 



Zulphaker Cawne 

[Zulpaker Cawne] — 
see Cawne Bahaudir. 



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46—48, 63, 74, 78, 
82—84, 90, 93, 95, 
96,98, 99, 101, 102, 
112-118, 120, 128 



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